Though Deadpool's cinematic future wide open, Wolverine's appears to be winding down, with his final outing taking place in next month's much-anticipated "Logan." While most knew this was a long time coming, it hasn't deterred many from begging Hugh Jackman to get to snikt-ing just one more time, if only for a cameo in one of Wade Wilson's upcoming sequels. While that possibility still seems a bit far-fetched, the writers behind "Deadpool 2" recently reiterated that they'd drop most their plans for a chance at the team-up.
In an interview today with The Playlist, screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese revealed their opinions on a Jackman reprisal. "It would be amazing to have Hugh resurrect Wolverine in the Deadpool universe, and again, Ryan’s making a hard push to make that happen, and hopefully the public gets behind it and we can all convince Hugh to put the claws on one more time,” said Wernick.
Since it's still a stretch to see this ever materializing, the two are hard at work planning a third "Deadpool" movie along with an "X-Force" adaptation, all sans Wolverine. If -- by some divine miracle -- Jackman were to agree, it would mean some serious franchise retooling... not that they're opposed in any way.
"I don’t think any of us operated under the assumption that it would be even possible to do a Deadpool/Wolverine thing, so we just haven’t planned for it, it’s still not in the plan, but if it were to happen, it would require a hard look at the overall architecture of our storylines,” said Reese.
While they confirmed once again that there will be no Deadpool cameo in "Logan," the writers agree that a team-up would work incredibly well. "I think the tone will absolutely work if we put those two together," said Reese. "Deadpool always needs a straight man, a foil, and Wolverine would be as good a foil as Colossus, just more cantankerous."
Until then, we'll unfortunately have to just settle for their solo vehicles. "Logan" hits theaters on March 3, with "Deadpool 2" set for some time in 2018.