Hugh Jackman shares a world record with Patrick Stewart for longest career as a live action Marvel superhero

From the article linked:

Jackman holds the record with fellow X-Men star and Star Trek legend Sir Patrick Stewart (UK); both have had careers spanning 16 years 228 days as Wolverine and Professor Charles Xavier (Professor X) respectively.

Both actors made their first appearance as Marvel superheroes in X-Men (2000), with their most recent appearance was in Logan (2017).

However, Hugh Jackman makes an appearance in Deadpool 2's post-credit scene. Although the role is not credited, other than the actor being thanked by the producers, Deadpool does interact with Hugh Jackman in costume.

Question: Would that appearance not extend Jackman's record one year further than Patrick Stewart?

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    It's reused footage, so not sure it counts.
    – aryxus
    Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 19:49
  • I'm not going to answer my own question with an update that will soon become obsolete, but Sir Patrick Stewart beat Hugh Jackman's record with an appearance in Doctor Strange 2: Multiverse of Madness but Hugh Jackman will retake the title with Deadpool 3 if the damn thing ever gets released...
    – m1gp0z
    Commented Oct 30, 2023 at 18:50

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You answered your question already:

That appearance does not count since it's reused footage and Hugh doesn't appear in the credits and cast.

As you can see in IMDB movie page, Hugh only appears in the thanks section.

  • @aryxus said it was reused footage, though I would say it is edited footage where two characters (one old and one new) interact. This interaction is my main reason for considering it an appearance by Wolverine as a character
    – m1gp0z
    Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 19:59
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    @m1gp0z Deadpool footage is edited in the scene, but Wolverine footage remains the same as before. Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 20:01
  • Unrelated but Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice did credit an actor whose likeness was used in a film in . a different capacity
    – m1gp0z
    Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 21:03
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    @m1gp0z Well, but as you can see in the accepted answer, the actor did some work for the movie "I did some ADR, I recorded some lines that Zack [Snyder, director] wasn’t even sure he was going to use". But I think Hugh didn't even want credit to be honest, he's a nice guy. Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 21:18
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    @m1gp0z Yes, I agree, that's why he is in the thanks section, maybe he didn't want credit because he didn't "directly worked in the movie", but the directors thanked him anyway. Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 21:23

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