So Hugh Jackman is not Finally played Wolverine.
Jackman’s best frenemy Ryan Reynolds dropped a news bomb on fans on Tuesday, Sharing a video on social media It’s telling why it has a much-anticipated sequel Deadpool 3 Disney did not have a presence at the recent D23 Expo in Anaheim. Once Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in 2019, fans began the countdown until Deadpool and his fellow X-Men mutants inevitably joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while MCU overlord Kevin Feige confirmed that Matt Shakman will helm another former Fox property making its way into the MCU, The magnificent fourThere was no word on Deadpool’s debut, leaving fans disappointed.
After explaining the challenges that came with reimagining Deadpool in the MCU (including shameless aviation gin product placement and unnecessary toilet shots), Reynolds admitted that he had “nothing” but an idea.
“Hey, Hugh,” Reynolds begins as Jackman appears in the background, walking behind a couch. “You want to play Wolverine one more time?”
“Yeah, sure, Ryan,” Jackman replies casually as he heads up a flight of stairs. (Apparently these two were having a sleepover.)
Along with that grand reveal, Reynolds also announced Deadpool 3 “Coming Hagan” — or, more specifically, will hit theaters on September 6, 2024.
Jackman has played the sideburned, claw-handed mutant Wolverine in nine films (including two uncredited cameos), starting with 2000’s industry-changing superhero duo. The X-Men. It was widely believed that James Mangold had his role in 2017 Loganin which the character died, The Australian will mark the actor’s swan song, with young actors like Terron Egerton long rumored to finally reboot the role in the MCU.
Jackman is the latest former Fox mutant to make his way into the MCU. Patrick Stewart played an alternate version of Professor X this year Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessWhile Evan Peters played a fake-out Quicksilver in the Disney+ series WandaVision.
Reynolds and Jackman, who only co-starred together in 2009’s Desperate X-Men Origins: Wolverine — Wade Wilson with the former (that is, a mouthless version of Merc with a mouth, of which Reynolds joked in today’s announcement, “It’s hard to keep my mouth shut about it”) — felt they had one with An opportunity to create a great product Deadpool 3.
It also confirms that despite years of trolling each other in one of Hollywood’s funniest “feuds” (see our recent , Reynolds slams Jackman as “the meh showman Kid gloves Interview), these two guys really, really love each other.
This is why we fully expect them to beat the crap out of each other Deadpool 3.