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“I never stopped, I was just pestering him”: Hugh Jackman Ignored Ryan Reynolds’ Request For Years Before He Finally Agreed For Deadpool 3

"I never stopped, I was just pestering him": Hugh Jackman Ignored Ryan Reynolds' Request For Years Before He Finally Agreed For Deadpool 3

Deadpool 3 stands as one of the most anticipated projects in the upcoming slate of the MCU. Starting from the multiversal aspect to the return of Hugh Jackman in his iconic role, there are a lot of factors that have created a lot of hype among the fans. As this much-anticipated team-up is finally getting shaped Ryan Reynolds revealed that he was trying to convince Jackman for an even longer time than the fans think.

Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds

While the two mutants had already been together once in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it’s only better to not discuss about that movie. But according to Reynolds, Hugh Jackman continued to pay no heed to his requests for a reunion before finally calling him to express his interest in it.

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Was Hugh Jackman tough to be convinced?

The news of Hugh Jackman‘s comeback amazed the audience more as the conclusion of 2017’s Logan already marked the farewell of one of the most iconic castings ever. Despite everything, Ryan Reynolds always wanted to reunite the characters and wanted them to do action alongside each other on the big screen. But it was not easy to convince the 54-year-old as he already left the character long back.

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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

Although Hugh Jackman expressed his interest in the project and agreed to do it one more time, Ryan Reynolds stated to ET Canada that he kept on trying for a decade to convince him.

“We’ve wanted to do this for a decade. So, to have this opportunity now is, I think weirdly, the perfect time. I mean, I never stopped. I was just pestering him like a gnat over the last many years. I believe in timing…and I think he was ready.”

Further, the Wade Wilson actor also added that the forthcoming MCU version of Wolverine will be different than what we have watched till now. According to Reynolds, this new iteration of the character is also one of the prime reasons why the actor wanted to come back.

“I think he was excited. And what we pitched him was enough of a divergence from the character that he knows and the character that he’s left behind, that it gives him something completely new to play and something that he’s really excited to do.”

You can watch the full interview here:


Interestingly, it is not only Hugh Jackman who is coming back. New reports state the return of several other characters who were responsible for making the first two movies memorable.

Also Read: “He didn’t let me do it”: Tom Cruise Helped Hugh Jackman Become Wolverine, Prevented Mission Impossible Co-Star From Stealing Marvel Role

Deadpool 3 is to have a lot of comebacks

The news updates about Deadpool 3 provide some relief amidst a horde of reports from the Kevin Feige fortress that is not going through a very smooth phase right now. But the fans are very happy after the first R-rated MCU is reportedly going to bring back most of its iconic characters thereby carrying on the vibe of the franchise.

New reports suggest that Morena Baccarin and Stefan Kapicic are also set to return to their roles of Vanessa and Colossus respectively. On the other hand, Karan Soni’s Dopinder is also set to return alongside Leslie Uggams’ Blind Al.

Morena Baccarin in Deadpool
Morena Baccarin with Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool

Also Read: Mutant Hero Expected To Return in Deadpool 3 – MCU Debut in $1.56B Ryan Reynolds Franchise Likely

It was also announced that Emma Corrin has also joined the cast of Deadpool 3. At present, the upcoming Shawn Levy directorial looks like a perfect movie that will explore more of The Multiversal Saga.

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

Source: ET Canada


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Written by Subham

Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 800 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.