Hugh Jackman Doesn't Think the World Wants a Wolverine/Deadpool Crossover


While Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is incredibly hot on the idea of Hugh Jackman returning to his iconic role of Wolverine for some sort of crossover between the two characters, Jackman himself apparently believes that a Wolverine/Deadpool crossover is simply not something that would truly connect with the X-Men fanbase.

In a clip of an interview from an upcoming episode of Sunday Today released by People, Jackman was asked by Willie Geist if he believed Wolverine would ever return to the big screen.

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"Oh, Wolverine will be back," said Jackman. "Someone's going to buy him, I don't know."

"Not you though," Geist added.

"No, but Ryan [Reynolds] is relentless," Jackman continued. "He keeps coming back to me in all these ways, shapes and forms. I just said, 'You know I just don't think the world really wants to see Deadpool and Wolverine.' Maybe a cameo from Deadpool? I just think it runs over it for Deadpool."

Of course, Jackman and Reynolds actually have already appeared on screen together as Logan and Wade Wilson, respectively. However, that came in the form of the 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a film that has been largely panned by fans and critics alike, due in part to its inaccurate portrayal of Deadpool.

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Given the fact that Reynolds adores his current version of Deadpool, it stands to reason that he would want to take another crack at a crossover. Meanwhile, however, Jackman effectively retired as Wolverine after his 17-year tenure as the character ended on an extraordinarily high note with the release 2017's Logan. With that in mind, it makes sense why both actors feel the way they do on the matter.

Jackman and Reynolds did technically appear together as their iconic Marvel characters in 2018's Deadpool 2, which includes archive footage from X-Men Origins during the sequence where Deadpool takes it upon himself to "clean up the timeline." However, considering Jackman's comments, those few moments may be the closest thing viewers get to a proper Wolverine/Deadpool crossover.

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