Ever since Marvel Studios regained the rights to the X-Men and all former 20th Century Fox properties, many wondered when we can finally expect them to pop into the MCU. Even during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, there was no real hint at any classic mutant characters making an appearance, even as rumors have spread far throughout Social Media and the Internet. While D23 still has many hoping for some kind of hint, we’ve at least gotten some breadcrumbs through the latest Disney+ series. Ms. Marvel ended its season with the reveal that Kamala Khan is likely a mutant; even adding a nice nostalgic turn to further cement the connection. Yet, now it seems that eagle-eyed fans have noticed a direct reference to Wolverine in the latest She-Hulk episode.
New Rockstars’ Erik Voss has swiftly taken to his Twitter account to share a little detail in the latest episode, as a few articles reference recent events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The “Why there is a giant statue of a man sticking out of the ocean” is clearly a reference to the ending of Eternals; the first actual reference to the Celestial sticking out of the planet. But it’s the one above it that catches everyone’s eyes as it states that a “Man fights with metal claws in a bar brawl.” If there is anyone that you’d expect at a bar brawl it is the one and only Logan, better known as Wolverine. Of course, the metal claws are also a good indicator of his arrival in the MCU.
So, it seems that Wolverine is definitely somewhere in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and perhaps we can expect some hint at his future appearance at some point…or at least that’s what the She-Hulk creative team wants us to think. While it doesn’t seem like we should expect the mutant in 2023, there’s a good chance he could be part of a project that’ll take place in Phase 6 building up to the next two Avengers films. Since Hugh Jackman brought him to life in the 20th Century Fox films, one could consider Wolverine the most famous member of the mutants and easily recognizable to any everyday moviegoer. So, it would make sense to use him as the building block into that world but we’ll have to wait just a bit longer until we know for sure.