Hugh Jackman has announced that he will finally be hanging up the adamantium claws after Logan, his final appearance as beloved X-Men hero Wolverine. To be fair, he’s been starring as the angry Canadian mutant since 2000’s X-Men, and has played the role in an amazing eight different movies. Although X-Men fans are reluctant to see Jackman finally pass the role on to someone else, the people behind Deadpool are hoping they can convince him to get fitted for a yellow spandex suit, just one last time.
Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are responsible for much of the snappy dialogue from 2016’s smash box office success Deadpool, recently told The Playlist that they, along with star Ryan Reynolds, are still optimistic about about reunited the characters Wolverine and Deadpool on the big screen.
“We’ve come a long way from 2009, when we couldn’t get the movie off the ground ’til now,” said Wernick. “And to have [this team-up]? It would be amazing to have Hugh resurrect Wolverine in the Deadpool universe, and again, Ryan’s making a hard push to make that happen, and hopefully the public gets behind it and we can all convince Hugh to put the claws on one more time.”
The dream is still alive.
Of course, if Jackman were to cave and play Wolverine for a final movie, it would mean big changes to the current plans for Deadpool sequels.
“Yeah, it would, if you think about it,” Reese explained. “If you’re looking at Deadpool 2, if you’re looking at X-Force, if you’re looking at Deadpool 3, there’s not necessarily room for [another] team-up movie. I think it does create real scheduling and universe issues and something that could be ironed out, but it would need to be ironed out. I don’t think any of us operated under the assumption that it would be even possible to do a Deadpool/Wolverine thing, so we just haven’t planned for it, it’s still not in the plan, but if it were to happen, it would require a hard look at the overall architecture of our storylines.”
Reese also put a firm end to the rumors that Reynolds would have a cameo appearance as Deadpool in the upcoming Logan film, something that was widely reported (even by us!) last month.
“Yeah, that’s not happening,” Reese said. “The tones are just too different. I’m not sure exactly where that rumor came from, but Hugh and Ryan are really close and they really do want to work together and they really do want to see these characters come together, so in the long run, that rumor could become true — that they’re in a movie together, but it’s just not ‘Logan.’ And no, not even an end-credit scene.”