Deadpool 3 has been officially announced and Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine. The actor last appeared as X-Man in Logan, which was considered his final appearance as a clawed hero. Now Wolverine is coming to the MCU.
Reynolds made the announcement himself in a very goofy Twitter video in which he teased the anti-hero’s first appearance in the MCU but said he had no idea for the story. And then, Reynolds asks if Jackman would reprise his role as Wolverine in the sequel just as Jackman sneaks into the background. “Yeah sure, why not,” the Aussie said. Queue: hype.
The clip ends with Wolverine’s claws cutting a Roman “III” through the Deadpool logo, alongside a release date of September 6, 2024. It’s fair to say this one is going to be big.
Hard to keep my mouth shut about this one. ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/OdV7JmAkEuSeptember 27, 2022
Deadpool 3 was strangely absent from D23 and San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, which makes it all the more surprising. The project was teased for a while with Marvel boss Kevin Feige saying he wanted to “elevate [Deadpool] like we were able to do with Civil War and Infinity War and Ragnarok.” A year ago, Feige promised the film would also be rated R.
Deadpool 3 will notably mark the first appearance of either its titular antihero or Wolverine as part of the current MCU, something that has only been made possible since Fox’s takeover by Disney. Several MCU projects have teased mutants in general and the X-Men in particular since the start of Marvel’s Phase 4, and Patrick Stewart even appeared as a version of Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Check out our guide to all the upcoming Marvel movies for more.
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