Deadpool 3: Hugh Jackman’s Patch Teases a Dark X-Men Storyline in Ryan Reynolds’ MCU Return Teaser

Hugh Jackman's Wolverine might tackle his dark past in the upcoming Deadpool 3 film.

Deadpool 3: Hugh Jackman’s Patch Teases a Dark X-Men Storyline in Ryan Reynolds’ MCU Return Teaser


  • Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool & Wolverine official teaser has finally dropped.
  • Hugh Jackman's Wolverine was seen wearing classic white blazer from Wolverine: Patch.
  • Director Shawn Levy talked about the film's signature dirty jokes and R-rating.
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Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3 official teaser just dropped, and fans are noticing one special easter egg that can hint at a dark and intriguing plot for the upcoming film. As Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine after his supposed retirement in 2017’s Logan, the character is set to team up with Deadpool in one last crazy ride.

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Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool

The latest trailer arrived on Super Bowl, confirming the title of the R-rated movie as Deadpool & Wolverine as well as the anti-hero making his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scene, Wolverine seems to be channeling the Wolverine: Patch.

Wolverine: Patch Teased In Deadpool 3 Official Trailer

Deadpool 3’s teaser saw Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine wearing a classic white blazer, a lesser-known alter-ego of the character filmed in a very quick shot. It’s easy to miss that scene, but for those who caught the easter egg, you’ll know that it is from the five-issue miniseries Wolverine: Patch that took place in Madripoor.


The name probably rings a bell as it has been previously featured in Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Madripoor is a fictional island in maritime Southeast Asia where Logan is known by the locals as Patch – because of his eyepatch.

The clawed mutant used this identity to throw people off his trail. He also refrained from using his powers so he could easily blend in. Madripoor is known as a paradise for pirates and a city for criminals.

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Hugh Jackman in Deadpool 3

Since Logan as Patch was only featured for a split second in the trailer, it remains a mystery whether Deadpool 3 will tackle this story, though it follows a really depressing plot as it occurs after the Fall of the Mutants, where the world believed the X-Men were all gone.


Deadpool & Wolverine will be the first time Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman share the screen since 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Helmed by Shawn Levy, the film also features The Crown’s Emma Corrin and Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen, as well as veterans Rob Delaney, Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams, Morena Baccarin, and Stefan Kapicic.

Deadpool 3 Will Stay True To Its R-rated Tone

Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool
Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool

The latest Deadpool 3 trailer unveiled the involvement of the Time Variance Authority as they track down Wade Wilson. The Merc with a Mouth seemingly likes the proposal of becoming a hero among heroes, responding with:

I smell what you’re stepping in, sensei. Your little cinematic universe is about to change forever. I’m the Messiah. I… am… Marvel Jesus.”

Shawn Levy also recently spoke with Wired on the movie’s R-rating and signature dirty jokes, which he knows fans would absolutely love:


Not only have Kevin Feige and Marvel and Disney supported this extremely Deadpool-ian, audacious, R-rated tone, they’ve also supported our super meta, self-referential self-awareness. Some of the jokes are dirty, some of them are cultural observations, but that’s what we love about Deadpool.”

With Deadpool’s arrival in the MCU and Wolverine’s return to the screen, Deadpool & Wolverine is expected to emerge as a summer blockbuster on July 26, 2024.


Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.