“Thank You Kevin Feige”: Marvel Fans Have One Thing to Say After MCU’s Boss Made a Decades-Long Dream With Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Come True

The upcoming MCU film is the only theatrical entry from the franchise this year and is touted to be the biggest blockbuster of the year.

Kevin Feige, Hugh Jackman
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  • Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman will be starring in the upcoming MCU film Deadpool and Wolverine, which releases this month.
  • The film will see the two fan-favorite characters join hands on the big screen for the first time and will also be making their MCU debut.
  • Director Shawn Levy mentioned that the only condition that Kevin Feige gave for the film was that Jackman had to wear the yellow suit.
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If anyone knows how to please fans and make their wildest dreams come true, it is Kevin Feige. The MCU president has brought to the screen many iconic moments that franchises could only imagine before. He was the man behind assembling the Avengers, introducing the multiverse, and bringing three Spider-man to the screen at the same time.

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Now, Uncle Feige is all set to bring Christmas in summer with Deadpool & Wolverine. The upcoming film will introduce Ryan Reynolds’ iconic character to the MCU and bring back Hugh Jackman from retirement. According to director Shawn Levy, Feige’s sole condition to make it happen was to give Wolverine his comic-accurate yellow suit.

Kevin Feige Impresses Fans Yet Again With His Condition For Deadpool & Wolverine

Kevin Feige in an interview
Kevin Feige | Credits: YouTube/Flicks and the City Clips

Hugh Jackman is all set to put on his claws again and say, ‘Bub’ with the upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine. A dream for Ryan Reynolds for decades, the film sees the titular characters share screen space for the first time as they travel across the multiverse on a mission. The film would also see the X-Men make their MCU debut.

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According to director Shawn Levy, he and Reynolds pitched multiple ideas for Deadpool 3 before they finally were able to mount the film. However, Kevin Feige reportedly only had one condition for the film to happen. Levy told to ComicBook.com,

He said, ‘Yes, but he wears the yellow. Can he finally wear the yellow?’ And we began.

The classic yellow Wolverine suit
A still from The Wolverine | Credits: 20th Century Fox

Fans seemed to be ecstatic to hear that the MCU president still cared about the fans after a string of disappointing releases from the franchise. Feige has always tried to make dreams of fans come true and Deadpool & Wolverine is the latest instance of that.

Feige was also reportedly the executive producer on Hugh Jackman’s first appearance as Wolverine in X-Men and longed to see the comic-accurate suit on screen. Despite being teased in multiple films, Deadpool & Wolverine will be the first time fans see Jackman wearing the suit.

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Ryan Reynolds And Shawn Levy Pitched Multiple Versions To Marvel And Were Rejected

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in Deadpool & Wolverine
A still from Deadpool & Wolverine | Credits: Marvel Studios

Ryan Reynolds has had to convince studios to make the right Deadpool film multiple times and despite staunch resistance, he has prevailed. While the first film was made after a rigorous fan campaign due to a leaked trailer, Reynolds reportedly had to pitch several versions of Deadpool & Wolverine with Shawn Levy to Marvel.

Reynolds and Levy mentioned how they tried everything from a Roshomon-esque film to a road trip film with Dopinder. The idea to include Wolverine in the film was reportedly rejected by Kevin Feige who said that it could never happen. However, while they were pitching yet another version, they got a call from Hugh Jackman, who wanted to return to the role.

Shawn and I just pivoted in the middle of our pitch to Kevin and said, ‘Look, this thing just happened. It seems kind of miraculous. Hugh called me, what do you say?’ And for some reason, Kevin immediately said yes.

The upcoming film will be the sole theatrical release from the franchise this year and is expected to be a blockbuster. It is also the first R-rated film in the franchise.

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Deadpool & Wolverine is set to release in cinemas on July 26.

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Nishanth A is a Media, English and Psychology graduate from Bangalore. He is an avid DC fanboy and loves the films of Christopher Nolan. He has published over 1,000 articles on FandomWire. When he's not fixating on the entire filmography of a director, he tries to write and direct films.