According to Ryan Reynolds’ surprising declaration on Tuesday, Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as the adamantium-clawed mutant in the sequel, Deadpool 3, which will be released in theatres on September 6, 2024.
The most ferocious enemies in the superhero realm are suddenly reuniting.
Reynolds made the announcement as Jackman was in the backdrop of a video he uploaded on social media.
Hello, Hugh. Do you want to re-enact Wolverine? Reynolds enquired of his careless neighbour.
Yes, Ryan, I agree, replied Jackman. Play Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”
“This news has been burning a hole in my lips for weeks now,” Deadpool 3 director Shawn Levy tweeted. “I want to take a minute to thank #StrangerThings for teaching me to keep my big mouth shut.”
When Reynolds made his debut as Deadpool in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it became something of a running gag between the two actors because they both enjoy making fun of their parts in that picture and how it was universally hated.
After multiple appearances as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, Jackman left the role in 2017’s Logan. But it’s up to Reynolds and their ongoing fake fight to urge him to return for another clash with the Merc with the Mouth.
With EW, Jackman discussed retiring as Wolverine in 2017. During a talk with celebrity pal Jerry Seinfeld about why he decided to quit Seinfeld after so many years, the comedian encouraged Jackman to leave a bit in the tank.
“I was like, ‘This is it,'” Jackman remarked at the time, adding, “I’m very indecisive, but when I get that gut sense, it’s sort of a comfort to me.” I knew when I met my wife. I knew with the kids. When I was chatting to Jerry that day, I thought to myself, ‘Oh, sure.’
After the actor published a cryptic photo of him and Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige together in July 2021, fans wondered if Jackman was joking or if he and Feige were discussing the character of Wolverine.
Levy is another link between Jackman and Reynolds, other from their long-standing friendship and imaginary rivalry.
Levy directed Jackman in the 2011 picture Real Steel, and the two worked together again in 2021 for EW’s cast interview about the film. Reynolds and Levy previously worked together on the films Free Guy and The Adam Project, and they had such a great time working together that they decided to do it again for Deadpool 3. Jackman voiced a character in the animated film Free Guy. The men are clearly always chit-chatting with one another.
In the Deadpool 3 trailer, a cynical Reynolds says, I’ve had to really search my soul on this one. We must remain committed to the persona while still discovering fresh depth, inspiration, and significance. Every Deadpool must be distinctive and distinct. I’ve had to dig really far within to find anything, and it’s been an incredible task.