Ryan Reynolds dropped two new videos about “Deadpool 3” on his YouTube channel. He asked Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine one more time and he said yes. They answered how they were going to handle Wolverine’s death in “Logan” and what to expect in the new movie. This announcement shouldn’t be a surprise anyone who watched the extended end-credits in “Deadpool 2.”
Hugh Jackman Announcement
Ryan Reynolds explained that he thought long and hard about “Deadpool 3” and came up with nothing And then Hugh Jackman walked in to say yes to playing Wolverine one more time. That video trended number two on YouTube for a day or two.
The Deadpool versus Wolverine has been a fan favorite in the comic books for years.
In the original Wolverine end-credit scene for “Deadpool 2,” Deadpool kills off his alter-ego and walks away in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” In the super duper cut, Deadpool tells Wolverine to say yes to getting back into the saddle after hanging up his claws.
A sequel to “Deadpool 2” should have come out in 2020. Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman were busy with other movies during that time. And then COVID-19 came along to mess up the entire movie industry.
“Deadpool 3” won’t come out until September 6, 2024.
How Is Wolverine Still Alive
The return of Wolverine does create a timeline problem for “Deadpool 3.” “Deadpool 2” came out after “Logan” and has two explicit references to Wolverine’s death.
- A dead Wolverine pinned to a log statue.
- Deadpool’s commentary on the R rating and dying in his own movie.
For the record, “Deadpool” in 2016 wasn’t Marvel’s first R-rated movie. “Blade” in 1998 was not only Marvel’s first R-rated movie but also its first successful movie at the box office. That paved the way for the Marvel Cinematic Universe with “Iron Man” in 2008. “Logan” rode the coattails of both franchises for R-rated language and violence.
Ryan Reynold and Hugh Jackman explained how Wolverine is alive in the second video. Wolverine dies in 2029 and “Deadpool 3” will come out in 2024. A five-year gap that presents no conflict with the story timeline.
Since Deadpool uses time travel to save his wife, the Wolverine statue and commentary never took place.
What to Expect in Deadpool 3
What can we expect from “Deadpool 3”?
Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman did provide a plot summary that got drowned out by pop music. For those who can lip read, plenty of F-bombs to justify the R rating.
X-Force with Cable and Domino may make a return in the new movie. I don’t think Colossus will make a return appearance with Wolverine in the mix. Some of us are still old enough to remember the Kitty Pryde, Colossus and Wolverine love triangle in the comics.
Speaking of love triangles, Deadpool should dress up like Jean Grey from the comics. That should send Wolverine right over the edge. The death of Jean Gray in “X-Men: The Last Stand” haunted Wolverine in “The Wolverine.”
Will Hugh Jackmen play an older version of Wolverine or Old Man Logan? “Deadpool 3” could go either way with the character. I would love to see the movie start off with Wolverine and end with Old Man Logan. The battle between those two should be so epic that Wolverine walks away as a broken old man.
The hard part is waiting for the new movie to come out in two years.