Hugh Jackman is set to make his long-awaited return to the role of Wolverine in Deadpool 3. The film’s director Shawn Levy teases a leading role for the character alongside Ryan Reynolds’ titular Merc with a Mouth.
While fans are certainly excited about Hugh Jackman’s return in Deadpool 3, there are certainly reservations about the actor returning to the role after the beautiful ending that was Logan. Luckily, it seems as though Jackman won’t just be returning for a quick cameo. According to director Shawn Levy, the film leans into the idea of Ryan Reynolds co-starring with Jackman for the first time since X-Men Origins: Wolverine:
“You have two major movie stars together in a movie playing their most iconic signature roles – that is director heaven,” Levy told Collider. “So the story, the tone, the movie itself leans into that gift of having Deadpool and Wolverine co-starring in a movie for the first time. So, we’re definitely not running away from that.”
It remains unclear what journey Wolverine will go on, both emotionally and physically, with Deadpool in Deadpool 3. Though given both Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds are known for both their comedic and action chops, it’s clear that fans are in for a treat in Shawn Levy’s upcoming project.
Who else is attached to the Deadpool threequel?
Shawn Levy is directing Deadpool 3 after working with Ryan Reynolds on Free Guy and The Adam Project. The upcoming Marvel Studios project also marks a reunion between Levy and Hugh Jackman as the two worked together on Real Steel.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are developing the Deadpool 3 script after penning the first two installments in the series. The Molyneux sisters worked on a previous draft of the project.
Deadpool 3 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 8, 2024. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
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