Following Disney's merger with 21st Century Fox, the studio regained the rights to use the X-Men and Fantastic Four. There's been a lot of speculation about who might replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine following the actor's retirement from the role. However, Aquaman star Jason Momoa has revealed he'd love to play the incredibly popular mutant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to SuperBroMovies, Momoa said at Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio, Texas, that he'd like to play the character in the MCU. Although a direct quotation and/or footage of the statement weren't provided, the account has been posting videos and pictures from the event all day.
At this time, it's unclear of Momoa would actually be able to join the MCU. Following Aquaman's stellar run at the box office, which saw the DC Extended Universe solo film earn more than $1.14 billion at the worldwide box office, the actor is set to reprise his role in 2022's Aquaman 2.
Created by Roy Thomas, Len Wein and John Romita Sr., James Howlett/Wolverine first appeared in 1974's The Incredible Hulk #180. The powerful mutant possesses a healing factor that makes him nigh unkillable and a set of adamantium claws. He's one of the most popular superheroes ever, and he played a key role in many of Fox's X-Men films and television series.
At this time, it's unknown when the X-Men and Fantastic Four will join the MCU. However, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said earlier this year fans shouldn't expect to see them for "a very long time." As Marvel Studios tends to plan movies out five years in advance, there's a good chance Wolverine won't appear for awhile.