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‘He’s constantly asking me about it’: Hugh Jackman Reveals Ryan Reynolds Pestered Him Day and Night, Wouldn’t Leave Him Alone Till He Agreed To Return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3

Hugh Jackman Reveals Ryan Reynolds Pestered Him Day and Night, Wouldn't Leave Him Alone Till He Agreed To Return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3

After his last appearance as Wolverine in 2017’s Logan, Hugh Jackman declared that he wouldn’t be portraying the character anymore. This came as shock to fans who had been seeing the actor in the role for more than a decade and they were just not ready to see someone else as Logan/Wolverine. So when the X-Men star announced his return in September this year, fans were hyped up to once again see their favorite mutant on screen.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

In his latest interview with Deadline, the actor talked about what changed his mind about playing the character again. The Wolverine actor is all set to return and make his MCU debut along with Deadpool in the upcoming threequel of the 2016 movie series.

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When Hugh Jackman Realized He Could Still Have a Comeback

In an earlier interview, Hugh Jackman explained soon after he watched the 2016 Deadpool, he had an idea of what a film would be like with Wolverine and Deadpool together. “All I kept seeing in my head was ‘48 Hours’ with Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy,” Jackman claimed.

While talking to Deadline, the X2 star said that when he announced he would not continue playing Wolverine after Logan and he “fully intended” to do it. However, as he watched the 2016 Deadpool, he realized that he could still make a comeback.

Hugh Jackman in Logan (2017)
Hugh Jackman in Logan (2017)

“Well, I was 20 minutes into watching Deadpool and I had just announced, literally, a few weeks before that Logan was going to be my last, which I fully intended. And then I was like, “Uh-oh.” 

He further shared that he was driving out to the beach on a week off from his show, The Music Man on Broadway. “And it came to me like, “I really want to do that.” And that was it,” Jackman said. It was the moment he realized that he still wanted to do it.

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Hugh Jackman Called Ryan Reynolds

The Prestige star shared that he called Ryan Reynolds as he reached the beach. He talked about what was going on. Jackman said, “As soon as I arrived at the beach, I rang Ryan [Reynolds] just to see what the hell was going on. And then here we are.”

Hugh Jackman with Ryan Reynolds
Hugh Jackman with Ryan Reynolds

The Logan actor shared, “And trust me, there’s not a morning I don’t wake up where Ryan Reynolds is outside my house with posters saying, “Please.” He’s constantly asking me about it.”

He further shared, “So then when he rang me [back], he was like, ‘Are you serious?’ So yeah.” The Chappie star has earlier shared that Ryan Reynolds was also kind of shocked when he agreed to be in the film.

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I think it was a big shock to him. There was a massive pause, and then he said, ‘I can’t believe the timing of this,’” the actor shared. Hugh Jackman is set to reprise his role in the upcoming Deadpool 3. Both the actors have shared that this appearance of Wolverine would not affect whatever happened in Logan.

Deadpool 3
Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman to star in Deadpool 3

This has given rise to many fan theories. According to one of such theories, Wolverine in Deadpool 3 could be a Variant.

There are also rumors about Owen Wilson’s Mobius showing up in the threequel, leading to the possible involvement of TVA. Considering, Wade Wilson went on a time-traveling spree in the post-credit scenes of Deadpool 2, this could be a possibility as well.

Deadpool 3 is set to hit theaters on November 8, 2024.

Source: Deadline

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.