Although “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds has lobbied tirelessly for another team-up between his Merc With a Mouth and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, it appears the teaser attached to “Logan” is likely as close as fans will come. Jackman himself has shot down such a crossover, but now another voice has weighed in.
Longtime X-Men writer Chris Claremont, who penned Wolverine’s first solo adventures, told The Hollywood Reporter such a pairing “would offer up a whole lot more interesting twists and turns than with Deadpool and Colossus,” who shared the screen in last year’s hit film. However, it would also bring some challenges.
“I think the biggest challenge would be to discover who would be on top,” Claremont continued, “because Deadpool is such a distinctive characterization and visual presentation, especially with everything that Ryan Reynolds brings to the equation. And yet, if you’re going to put Logan up against him with Hugh Jackman in the role, it would sort of be like a Sean Connery-in-his-prime, Daniel Craig team up. Who do you really want to root for? Who’s going to be boss? On the other hand, it would be fun if you use that whole circumstance to perhaps tie up some characterization leftovers from ‘Logan.’ There might be some leftover relationship problems, it could be fun. Again, the challenge would be how you get them to play nice with each other and who their adversary would be.”
While it would certainly be interesting to see how Reynolds’ fourth wall-breaking Deadpool would play off of Jackman’s no-nonsense Wolverine, the likelihood of this ever coming to fruition is doubtful, with Jackman insisting “Logan” is his final appearance as the character. However, he insists that “the character will go on,” with another actor in the role.
Directed by James Mangold, “Logan” stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen and Stephen Merchant. The film is in theaters nationwide.
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