“Wasn’t gonna screw with the claws popping out of the grave”: Hugh Jackman Made Ryan Reynolds Set Deadpool 3 Before Logan To Honor His Character’s Death

"Wasn't gonna screw with the claws popping out of the grave": Hugh Jackman Made Ryan Reynolds Set Deadpool 3 Before Logan To Honor His Character's Death
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While Marvel fans have a lot to count on in the upcoming phases, Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine is among the best of them. Earlier this year, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds surprised fans with the news that the third installment of the 2016 film Deadpool will bring Wolverine back, which will also mark his and Wolverine’s official entry in the MCU. The film is set to release in 2024, under phase 5 of the MCU.  

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

One of the things that have been an important aspect of bringing Wolverine back is that Deadpool 3 would not temper with the events of the 2017 film Logan. While discussing the film recently, the Logan star shared that he made sure that his comeback takes place before the events of Logan.

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Hugh Jackman Wanted Deadpool 3 to Take Place Before Logan

After announcing Hugh Jackman’s return, Ryan Reynolds did mention that the upcoming threequel would not intervene with James Mangold’s 2017 film Logan. While discussing the film on his recent appearance on The Empire Film Podcast, Jackman shared that he made sure that his return to Deadpool 3 would not affect the events of Logan in any way. 

Logan (2017)
Logan (2017)

When the Real Steel star was asked how James Mangold, the director of Logan, reacted to his comeback, he said, “He was actually really cool about it.” And Mangold was relieved to hear that Deadpool 3 is taking place before Logan

“I did tell him that it took place before our movie, so I wasn’t gonna screw with the claws popping out of the grave. So he was relieved by that, and he totally got it. He thought it was a good idea.”

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Hugh Jackman in Logan

He also shared that he was proud of the 2017 film and shared that nobody wanted to mess with it. Considering that the film will not interfere with Logan’s events, it once again hints at the time travel theory.


The Wolverine star also mentioned earlier that with the presence of “this device they have in the Marvel world of moving around timelines” they can jump around timelines, and that would allow them not to “screw with the Logan timeline,” as it is something that he is proud of and finds it perfect.

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Hugh Jackman is Excited to Reprise His X-Men Role

While talking about Deadpool 3, Hugh Jackman revealed that he was not the only one who did not want to intervene with the 2017’s Logan. “None of us wanted to screw with that. I was really proud of that movie and what we did, and it felt perfect,” he said.


The Son star also shared that for five years, he was firm on his decision not to take up the character till August 2022. “And actually, for five years, I was really, honestly, I can tell you, I was kind of a hard done, I was like, this was it,” Jackman said.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

Earlier, The Prestige star shared that the thought just struck him one day, while he was driving to the beach. “It was August 14, I remember driving and it just came to me like that.” He also shared that he is super excited to work with his long-time friend, Ryan Reynolds.

Jackman believes that he will have fun working on Deadpool 3. He shared, “I just thought this would be so much fun. I’ll probably have more fun in that movie than anything I’ve ever done.”


With the introduction of the multiverse in the MCU, the threequel is also expected to take its turn exploring time travel and different timelines in the cinematic universe. Deadpool 3 is also expected to feature the TVA agent Mobius M. Mobius from the Disney+ series Loki.

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Source:  The Empire Film Podcast



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