Hugh Jackman to repeat as Wolverine in 'Deadpool 3'

Hugh Jackman to repeat as Wolverine in 'Deadpool 3'

Hugh Jackman will repeat his role as Wolverine in "Deadpool 3," , Ryan Reynolds disclosed on social media Tuesday afternoon. The announced release date for "Deadpool 3" is September 6, 2024.

"Hey everyone, we're extremely sad to have missed D23, but we've been working very hard on the next 'Deadpool' film for a good long while now," says Ryan Reynolds as the panel was expected for the Disney event earlier this month, but was surprisingly missing.

"I've had to really search my soul on this one. His first appearance in the MCU obviously needs to feel special. We need to stay true to the character, find new depth, motivation, meaning. Every 'Deadpool' needs to stand out and stand apart. It's been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside."

"And I...I have nothing. Yeah, just completely empty up here. And terrifying. But we did have one idea," as none other than Hugh Jackman himself walks behind him. "Hey, Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?"

"Yeah, sure, Ryan," Jackman replies. The video ends with Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" - but with a twist with wordplay as the subtitles read: "I will always love Hugh" and "Coming Hughn."

When the Deadpool emblem first appears, Wolverine's adamantium claws immediately shred it apart.

Following Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, "Deadpool 3," which will formally enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is being directed by Shawn Levy, who collaborated with Reynolds on "Free Guy" and "The Adam Project."

The writers of the original two "Deadpool" movies, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, returned to pen the third. Even in the family-friendly MCU, Reese has already stated that "Deadpool 3" will maintain its R rating.

Jackman played Wolverine last for X-Men fans in James Mangold's R-rated "Logan" from 2016. Since Wolverine famously died at the end of the movie, Jackman has frequently said that it was his final performance in the part.

It is unknown how he will appear in "Deadpool 3," but then again, we've entered a phase of the MCU where everything can happen thanks to the Multiverse.

Jackman and Reynolds have a lengthy history as superheroes. In 2009's widely panned "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," the first "X-Men" spinoff to center on Jackman's character, the "Deadpool" star made his on-screen debut as the role.

However, that Deadpool was without his recognizable red and black outfit and had his mouth stitched shut. A few years later, Reynolds returned as the witty assassin in a legitimate, R-rated "Deadpool" film.

With a combined global total of almost $780 million, the "Deadpool" movies are the highest-grossing "X-Men" productions of all time. The first two movies, which came out in 2016 and 2018, were distributed by 20th Century Fox before Disney bought the production company.

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