We all thought Hugh Jackman was done with Wolverine for good, but new emerging reports say he’s coming back for an epic crossover with Deadpool in Marvel’s Ryan Reynolds.
Highlights! Hugh Jackman Set To Reprise Wolverine In MCU Future
- The latest big clue about a crossover with Deadpool
- The big hints in Deadpool 2 we all missed
- Marvel seems to have had Wolverine-Deadpool plans for long.
- What’s enticing Hugh Jackman into more outings as Wolverine.
Matter of fact – Deadpool and Wolverine have so much in common that it makes us uncomfortable. The two mutants born in the realms of the X-Men comic book canons had similar origins. They both have a superhuman ability to physically heal. But both regret the one emotional loss that can never heal. They’ve both featured in each other’s films. And now, they’ll be on-screen together one last time.
While Ryan Reynold’s is just taking the baby steps to cult cinema following, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has been enjoying it for almost two decades now. He bought the character to life and made it a much larger than life one than we see in comics. What started in the 2000s with the birth of the X-Men movie franchise alongside the likes of Halle Berry’s Storm, James Marsden’s Cyclops and Patrick Stewart’s Prof. X came to a deserving end in the 2017 standalone film Logan.
Logan showed the end of Wolverine and Jackman suggested that was the last we would see of him as the iconic mutant. But that is set to change with the newfound information at hand about Ryan Reynolds’ upcoming Deadpool 3.
The latest big hint
So, recently Hugh Jackman took to Twitter to pay tribute to his most iconic role of Wolverine in Logan. Jackman wrote— “Thank you for the many (and I really mean MANY) years of sweat, steamed chicken and the role of a lifetime!”.
It was surely a heart-warming tribute. But that’s not what had the paparazzi in a frenzy – who paid tribute next certainly did.
Ryan Reynolds, who features as Deadpool in Hugh Jackman’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine also joined in to pay tribute to Logan. Reynolds posted a small video on his Instagram of a spinning wooden showpiece with Wolverine lying dead on a log as seen in the 2017 movie Logan.
He wrote alongside, “The third anniversary is wood, right?” The playfulness of the two stars and the affinity and strong connection between their characters has opened up a can of exciting reports.
Cue from Deadpool 2
Add to that the subtle and unsubtle references in Ryan Reynolds’ recent hit Deadpool 2 that show the strong link the character has to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine timeline. When Logan released, Hugh Jackman apparently swore that his stint as Wolverine was over. But then with Deadpool 2 a couple of years later, things started to turn around.
From the teaser where Deadpool promises to do one better on Wolverine to the post-credits scene which features Jackman as Ryan Reynolds time-travels to shoot his own character in the head, Marvel made sure they had enough possibilities of bringing Jackman back into the fold in the future of the alternate Deadpool universe. Ryan Reynolds also tells Hugh Jackman, “cleaning up the timeline”. Now that was huge, and we more or less know now as to why.
Love-Hate Relationship entices Jackman back to Superhero Cadre
In fact, Marvel might have fooled us all. Info after info is helping us deduce that a Deadpool-Wolverine film was always in Marvel plans. Deadpool 2 came from “the studio that killed Wolverine”. The movie had a heavy Logan imprint. The director David Leitch ensured that Deadpool as a character and story existed in the same world where James Mangold’s Logan took place.
That said, we would be idiots to think that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine cannot respawn in the MCU post the death he encountered in Logan. Furthermore, reports suggest a high possibility of Hugh Jackman’s superhero return with a cameo in Deadpool 3.
Jackman and Reynolds are great friends in real life and that will certainly enhance their on-screen chemistry. Both are constantly bombarded by questions about the future of both characters by the paparazzi. A guest appearance for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3 would be a concrete setting for Logan’s entry into the future X-Men storyline in the MCU.