Wolverine has been a character the Russo Brothers have been teasing for ages and now seemingly hints he could be part of their hypothetical Secret Wars movie while speaking with ComicBookResources.
Hinting to a fight between Hulk and Wolvie worth bringing to the big screen.
“Hopefully they’re about to get their hands on a few of them. Listen, my second favorite character growing up, and one of my prized possessions in my comic book collection is Incredible Hulk #181, which of course is the first appearance of Wolverine. I feel like the mission of the Marvel Universe is to keep expanding and surprising people. Surprise them with casting choices, surprise them with story choices. If we’re moving into this world of crossover events, certainly that affords opportunity for other large-scale stories from the books like Secret Wars — which was another favorite comic of mine as a kid.”
“There’s big potential moving forward if the Fox/Disney deal closes.”
Word has been that Wolverine is indeed the main priority character once the Fox/Disney merger is complete in mid-late 2019. Keep in mind, Feige has admitted they have zero plans at the moment to make X-Men films but nothing says a character addition before that is out of the question during it’s development.
Nothing has been announced concerning plans for Avengers 5 or this Secret Wars adaptation the Russo Brothers have been teasing during the press tour. Feige suggests Phase Four releases might not be announced until after Avengers 4, which is likely to give Marvel time reconfigure their 2020-2025. schedule changes from the merger allowing this new wave of characters to join the MCU.