Ryan Reynolds waited eleven years to become the Merc with a Mouth. In that time, comic book films have dominated pop culture, and some actors -- including "X-Men's" Hugh Jackman -- have begun to wind down in their superhero career. However, Reynolds still has plans for a possible Deadpool/Wolverine crossover film, and he’s willing to exploit all of his fans to get it to happen.
Reynolds told Variety that he's in with Deadpool for the long haul. “I would love to play Deadpool for as long as they would let me play Deadpool,” he said. “We have outlines and stories for a number of different films.”
Additionally, he envisions a "Deadpool" film that features Wolverine, although Jackman has been hinting that "Logan" will be his last ride as the clawed mutant for months now. “I’m hesitating, because I could totally see how that’s the perfect fit. But the timing may be wrong,” he offered.
Though Jackman has said that he plans on retiring the Wolverine character, Reynolds hasn’t given up hope that a collaboration could still happen. “I have no idea if I can change his mind,” he shared. “It’s the audience: I would exclusively exploit that relationship to get Hugh back for another one.”
While we may never see a Deadpool and Wolverine standalone film, the fact that Reynolds is actively trying to make it happen continues to show just how dedicated he is to both the character and the film universe the studio is cultivating. Only time will tell what happens to Deadpool, but -- with Ryan Reynolds in the suit -- things are looking way up.
Set years after the epilogue of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Logan” centers on the efforts of Wolverine and Charles Xavier to protect a young girl named Laura, who has been confirmed as the Marvel Comics character X-23. Opening March 3, 2017, “Logan” also stars Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant and Dafne Keen. “Deadpool 2” is expected to start production early next year.