The mercenary with the mouth is back – and this time he’s bringing back a legend from the X-Men franchise, with Hugh Jackman officially confirmed to reprise the role of Wolverine in the upcoming Deadpool movie.
In true Deadpool style, a video released by Reynolds’ official twitter (opens in new tab) The account has the actor casting a shadow on his portrayal of the character in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. With references to the mercenary’s mouth being sewn together and an apology for the lack of D23, Reynolds ends the video by asking Jackman if he’d like to come back. as Wolverine, to which the Australian actor nonchalantly replies “Yes, of course.”
Jackman’s return is a nice surprise for fans as he turned off the claws after 2017’s Logan (opens in new tab). The actor has portrayed Wolverine in films since 2000’s X-Men, and Logan was seen by many as a great send-off for both the character and Jackman’s involvement. Regardless, fans of both characters will finally be able to see them fighting on the big screen (ignoring the 2009 portrayal, of course).
Hard to keep my mouth shut about this. ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/OdV7JmAkEuSeptember 27, 2022
Deadpool 3 is being directed by Shawn Levy, who previously worked with Reynolds on Free Guy, and with Jackman on 2011’s Real Steel, and is set to arrive on September 6, 2024. This date appears to be the start of the MCU phase. 6, as phase 5 will end in July 2024 with Thunderbolts.
It’s been 30 long years…
Interestingly, 2024 also marks the 30th anniversary of when the characters first met in Wolverine #88. Since 1994, Deadpool and Wolverine have had a rivalry, with their first encounter involving a large amount of bullets being fired by the mercenary.
When X-Men Origins: Wolverine hit theaters, fans of the duo were baffled by Deadpool’s portrayal. Despite being played by Reynolds, the character was incredibly subdued compared to what fans knew for Deadpool. However, Reynolds redeemed the character in 2016’s Deadpool, with the character’s solo outing being chaotic, humorous and accurate enough for what fans knew from the comics.