In case you missed it, Ryan Reynolds took to Instagram earlier in the week to announce one of the biggest Marvel reveals for 2022. When Deadpool 3 is released in September of 2024, it will not only mark Deadpool’s arrival into the MCU, but one very special guest will be joining him … Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
Yes, yes, we know, you’re probably thinking “but wait, didn’t Wolverine die in Logan?” Well, while details around the inclusion of Wolverine are scarce, we can assume that the Multiverse has a lot to do with making his appearance a possibility.
Reynolds took to Instagram in his classic comical form to reveal the plans for Deadpool 3, which will include his good bud Hugh Jackman (who also features in the short video).
“Hey Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?” Reynolds candidly asks Jackman who casually walks through the background of the video.
“Yeah, sure Ryan,” Jackman says, before Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You breaks out – a nod to the power ballad that perhaps suggests Wolverine and Deadpool’s team-up could be amicable… or maybe not.
In a follow-up video via Hugh Jackman’s Instagram, the duo sit down to discuss how Wolverine will be reprising his role (considering he’s dead), and what viewers can expect from Deadpool 3, before WHAM! ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ plays over the audio – a classic Ryan Reynolds gag.
Quick explainer video that tackles…
1) Timeline questions
2) Logan canon
3) MCU FAQ
4) Whether we can do this all day or not pic.twitter.com/50lBsfYS5p
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 28, 2022
But that desn’t mean there won’t be violence. Hell, if Logan was anything to go by, and considering Deadpool 3 will be R-rated, expect one bloody adventure ahead. From the actions of Hugh Jackman above, he does suggest that there will perhaps be a fight between the two characters in the upcoming film. Or perhaps it’s a matter of pent up anger from the resurrected hero who fights Deadpool before realising that they need to work together to save the world from the real villain (TBC).
While the announcement comes as a genuine surprise to most Marvel fans, there are still many, many burning questions we would like answered. Like, in what capacity will Deadpool and Wolverine be involved in the MCU? Does this mean the X-Men universe will be merged into the multiverse? And where in the MCU Phase does this film fall into?
Many unanswered questions, and still a while to wait before Deadpool 3 is released. Stay tuned…