Ryan Reynolds admits he was equally excited about the Wolverine announcement for Deadpool 3 as the public is now doing. The third edition of the Marvel film series has been in development since before its predecessor’s release, while Fox has also been developing an X-Force movie since the team was first revealed in Deadpool 2. There was some doubt about the threequel’s future following the Disney-Fox merger, but it was later confirmed that Deadpool 3 was moving forward with Reynolds, the original writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, director Shawn Levy, and that it would take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Deadpool 3 cast has been kept mainly under wraps for the previous three years, with only Leslie Uggams’ Blind Al initially said to also be back, even though Reynolds was confirmed to be returning. Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine for the movie was excitingly announced by Ryan Reynolds this past September. Fans have long asked for this coupling ever since Reynolds made his debut as the character in the critically panned X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Although Jackman’s return as Wolverine is still a mystery, the guy in command of Deadpool 3 is very eager for spectators to see what’s in store.
Ryan Reynolds discusses the current casting news for Wolverine in Deadpool 3 in a recent interview with Forbes. The actor/producer claims he “couldn’t be more delighted” to have finally announced the news, but he admittedly felt anxious before releasing the video.
For years, Ryan Reynolds has fought for Jackman’s comeback
Regarding Jackman’s return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, Reynolds has maintained his tongue firmly in his cheek, casually asking the Australian actor in the first announcement video whether he wanted to participate in the movie. In a later video, the two appear to give away the plot of the film while “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! plays over their conversation. Reynolds’ enthusiasm to deliver the Deadpool 3 news is sure to come as a pleasant assurance that he is as big a fan of the character as viewers themselves, even though they have played with fans’ expectations of what’s to come from Jackman’s Wolverine comeback.
With several gags in both movies making fun of the X-Men hero and advocating for his inclusion, Reynolds has regularly fought for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine comeback and Deadpool combination ever since the first movie’s production. For the long-awaited Deadpool 3 or a buddy comedy starring the two, director Shawn Levy has similarly pushed for Jackman and Reynolds to work together, making their attempts to get him back all the more satisfying for fans of the characters. In the months leading up to its September 6, 2024 release, audiences will need to keep a lookout for new information on Jackman’s comeback as Wolverine in Deadpool 3.