Hugh Jackman to reprise role as Wolverine in Deadpool 3

There was a big hoopla on social media on Tuesday when Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds both posted these videos to their Instagrams and Twitters:

In case you didn’t watch that, Ryan admits he needed a big gimmick for Deadpool 3, couldn’t think of one, until he did, and then Hugh Jackman walks across the background and Ryan asks, “Hey, Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?” to which High casually responds, “Yeah, sure, Ryan,” as he walks up stairs. So this is very exciting news to fans of the characters/actors. The reason this is exciting is threefold. The first is because people love Hugh as Wolverine. Not to get too geeky, but I live with an X-Men comic book nut, fans were irate when 6’3” Australian Hugh was cast to play the 5’3” Canadian Logan. But it only took until Hugh uttered “Pick one” to Rogue in X-Men to win everyone over. Once you sway fans like that, they stay loyal. The second reason is the poetry of Ryan first appearing as a very different Deadpool in the 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which started the franchise that Hugh fronted. And the third reason is Hugh and Ryan’s bromance. Most of us love any excuse for those two to be in a room together so the promotion alone for this film will be worth it.

However, the news also raised many questions, like will Wolverine be just a cameo? Whose house was this filmed in? What is Hugh eating when he answers and oh yeah, what about Wolverine being dead?! Because that’s where we left him at the end of Logan in 2017, dead and buried on the side of the road. Many people thought Logan was a great movie and it ended perfectly. Thus resurrecting Wolverine would undo the beauty of that film. Hugh and Ryan heard those concerns and answered those questions as well:

Again, it’s cute. And they gave us the answer we needed, which is the DP3 movie will not undo the story of Logan. I assume it will take place prior to 2029 but who knows what they have planned? *whispers* I wasn’t a huge fan of Logan, so I don’t care if they make Wolverine a zombie or not.

James Mangold, the director of Logan, seemed to also be asking about Dead Logan when he posted this to his Twitter:

Unfortunately, Mangold had intended that to be a cheeky little jab to piggyback on the boys’ fun. The internet, however, declared war. So Mangold had to clarify he meant no ill-will to his “dear friends” and could everybody please take a deep breath on this:

If there is one thing we can count on from the MCU, most of the story takes place in the Twitterverse before the thing has even been released.

Photo credit: Avalon Red and Instagram

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  1. Steph says:

    I was so mad at this damn tease. Two years fing early! Two years!!!!

  2. Roo says:

    I am so excited about this and I love their videos! They have such chemistry together.

    I have to share the funniest tweet about this so far, if that’s okay Kaiser:

    “They need to leave hugh jackman alone. stop sentencing that man to the gym and let him sing his little songs”


    • Duch says:

      That is funny! Saw him in Music Man and he does love his songs! You also notice how he puts everyone around him in a good mood – we were sitting close to the stage and we could see him winking and smiling to his cast members, especially the kids, and you could just see they adored him.

  3. Emmi says:

    Oh god, let the “How did you get in shape???” begin. LOL

  4. C-Shell says:

    These two are just the best and funniest, and I cannot WAIT!

  5. B says:

    Well there has to be time in the schedule for HJ to finish whatever he’s working on and then start training 10 hours a day to get that ripped.
    It’s gonna take a minute.

  6. SH says:

    The house is apparently Ryan and Blake’s because it was previously used in Taylor Swift’s All Too Well. Ryan also just wrote Joe Alwyn’s time 100 next blurb as well.

    • MissMarirose says:

      It was also in last night’s episode of Welcome to Wrexham. I hope people are watching that documentary series. It’s funny, educational, and has a lot of heart.

  7. FhMom says:

    I am so excited about this. Hugh was a great Wolverine and is an all around good guy. Ryan really needs to cool it with the promoting, though. He is everywhere these days.

  8. Bean says:

    This is AMAZING!!!!! And what a way to announce it!

  9. The Recluse says:

    Me and my jumbo size popcorn and medium soda are so ready for this!!!