Even since before “Deadpool” arrived in theaters last year and blew away expectations, fans (and Ryan Reynolds, for that matter) have been itching to see Wolverine and Deadpool share the screen. X-Men fans have been holding out hope that even though Hugh Jackman has said repeatedly that “Logan” is his final film as Wolverine, he would come back for at least a cameo in “Deadpool 2.” Sorry to dash your dreams, but Hugh Jackman just doesn’t see that happening.
Jackman was asked about this in a recent Facebook Live Q&A session, and his answer seemed firm. When asked if there was ever a chance of a Wolverine and Deadpool team-up film, Jackman replied:
“No, and Ryan [Reynolds] is currently sleeping outside my house,” said Jackman with a laugh. “Look, if that movie had appeared 10 years ago, probably a different story, but I knew two and a half years ago that this was the last one. The first call I made was to [‘Logan’ director James Mangold]. I said, ‘Jim, I got one more shot at this,’ and as soon as Jim came up with the idea and we worked on it, I was never more excited. But, it feels like the right time. ‘Deadpool,’ go for it man, do your thing. You don’t need me.”
Reynolds, on the other hand, has still been championing this idea. Just last month he spoke about the possibility of seeing Wolverine and Deadpool team-up (or throw down) on film. “I’m hesitating, because I could totally see how that’s the perfect fit. But the timing may be wrong,” said Reynolds of the team-up. But, as Reynolds pointed out, if it’s what the audience really wants, how could Hugh say no? “I have no idea if I can change his mind. It’s the audience: I would exclusively exploit that relationship to get Hugh back for another one.”
Set beyond the events of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” 2017’s “Logan” is set in the near future following a cataclysmic event that ravaged the mutant race. As a result, Wolverine’s healing factor will be greatly diminished. It will also be Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, and will introduce Dafne Keen as the character’s teenage clone X-23.
Directed by James Mangold, written by Michael Green, Scott Frank, James Mangold and David James Kelly, and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen and Stephen Merchant, “Logan” arrives in theaters on March 3.
(via Screen Rant)
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