Hugh Jackman Officially Returns as Wolverine in Deadpool 3 as Ryan Reynolds Sets Internet on Fire With Confirmation

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In news that’ll come close to breaking the internet in a much more meaningful way than Kim Kardashian ever did, Ryan Reynolds has surprised everyone by announcing on his official Twitter that not only does Deadpool 3 have a cast-iron release date, but Hugh Jackman is confirmed to reprise his role as Wolverine for one last outing! Yes, you’ve read that right!


A Long Time Coming

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Deadpool 3’s official logo!

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have had a frenemy-like relationship over the years, constantly pulling pranks on one another and ribbing each other in their films, albeit the latter being more Reynolds than Jackman. If you’ve seen the first two Deadpool movies, you’ll remember the jokes at Jackman’s Wolverine’s expense, whether it was the mask-wearing in the first movie, or the less than sympathetic statue of Logan’s climax in the second.

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For the longest time, Reynolds has been publicly campaigning to get Hugh Jackman to return to the role that he is best known for, but up until now, Jackman has been steadfast and resolute in his decision not to return, citing Logan as the perfect sendoff for both his version of the character and his time playing him.

Fans have also been on Jackman’s case, and thankfully it seems like it may well have worked. What has changed Jackman’s mind is anyone’s guess, but it’s fair to say that both Reynolds and Feige would have been two of the main factors, as would Feige’s guarantee that Deadpool 3 will be R-Rated.

Check out Ryan Reynolds’ announcement below.


What Can We Expect?

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Wolverine is usually a reluctant participant in the pair’s friendship.

Well, as of now we don’t have any plot details for the film, and obviously, it hasn’t started filming yet, but if we were to hazard a guess, it’s not going to be a friendly pairing of the two, at least not at first. To anyone who has read some of the comics, they’ll be well aware that both Wolverine and Deadpool have worked with and against one another. Even when on the same side, Wolverine tolerates Deadpool, rather than actively enjoys him.

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This is definitely mirrored by the public side of the relationship between Jackman and Reynolds, and their comedic chemistry they share should be an easy goldmine in the film.

With Deadpool 3 coming on September 6th, 2024, the Multiverse Saga will be in full swing, which will go a long way to explaining where Deadpool has come from and how we’re getting another outing with Jackman’s Wolverine.

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Hugh Jackman in Logan (2017), in what was supposedly his last appearance as Wolverine.

Whilst it’s almost guaranteed we’ll be getting more of Reynolds’ Deadpool after Deadpool 3, this will likely be the final time we see Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, so we should all buckle up and enjoy what Kevin Feige has offered us because it should be a doozy.


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Written by Luke Addison

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Luke Addison is the Lead Video Game Critic and Gaming Editor. As likely to be caught listening to noughties rock as he is watching the latest blockbuster cinema release, Luke is the quintessential millennial wistfully wishing after a forgotten era of entertainment. Also a diehard Chelsea fan, for his sins.

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