The next Deadpool film will very certainly have more nasty fights, highly gruesome body horror, and the sarcastic wit that has been synonymous with any Ryan Reynolds film. However, the film will include an extra special ingredient: claws.
Reynolds, the franchise’s star since its debut in 2016, took to social media to announce the return of Australian national treasure Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the upcoming film, which will be released on September 6, 2024. It will be Jackman’s first time playing the role since Logan in 2017.
Ryan Reynolds, 45, announced the news in typical Reynolds style, with a funny video complete with self-deprecation and a not-so-subtle commercial for his Aviation brand of gin.
Deadpool 3 might be a road trip comedy
Ryan Reynolds has expressed his delight at the prospect of working alongside Hugh Jackman and bringing two of the most renowned X-Men characters to the big screen. He even tweeted about it in January 2021, mentioning the original storyline of the film.
Hard keeping my mouth sewn shut about this one. ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/OdV7JmAkEu
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 27, 2022
While supporting Bell Let’s Talk (a mental health awareness campaign) early last year, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds stated in a tweet that the original concept for Deadpool 3 was for him and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine to go on a “road trip.”
Before Disney acquired Fox, the film was set to be presented in “Rashomon style,” with the same events depicted through the eyes of different characters. When asked if he was serious, Reynolds stated unequivocally that this was the plan. On the road with Deadpool and Wolverine.
Will we get the iconic bromance duo like the comics?
This combination is one of the most popular among movies and comic book fans. Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are among the top comic book movie actors, and fans can’t picture life any other way.
One of the biggest tragedies of the FOX-Men franchise’s demise was the failure to provide this couple with a live-action role. It’s time for Marvel Studios to do their thing and offer the people what they desire. In a movie where the protagonist frequently breaks the fourth wall and directly explains what needs to be explained to the audience, it is best to emphasize that. It might be a road trip film, a buddy/cop series, or even a circus musical; fans will flock in massive numbers for this one.
If you’re worried about bringing back Marvel legacy characters in the MCU’s delicate balance, remember how you felt when Andrew Garfield appeared in No Way Home and when you heard the X-Men Animated Series theme in Ms. Marvel.
Hopefully, the next announcements will elicit the same level of excitement as this one, as the world is about to see the return of one of the most iconic comic book movie depictions in history for one more round of action.
Deadpool 3, featuring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, will hit theatres on September 6, 2024.