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Hugh Jackman Regretted Retiring Wolverine The Moment He Saw Deadpool

Wolverine star Hugh Jackman regrets his decision to retire as Logan after seeing Ryan Reynolds in the first Deadpool movie.

After seeing Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool movie, Hugh Jackman regretted his decision to retire as Wolverine. Marvel Studios has already announced multiple movies and TV shows for Phases 5 and 6 of Marvel Cinematic Universe at San Diego Comic-Con and D23 as they flesh out the larger MCU. Despite all the previous announcements, perhaps the most exciting revelation came when Reynolds and Jackman shared to the world that Deadpool 3 would Wade Wilson and Wolverine reunite after the not-so-well-received X-Men Origins: Wolverine.


Jackman initially ended his run as Wolverine after starring in the critically acclaimed Logan, with which the iconic X-Men mutant concluded his journey after 17 years. While Logan died at the end of the movie, Jackman still somehow returns as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, which will be produced entirely by Marvel Studios. The Deadpool threequel will also mark Wade’s proper introduction to the MCU, though it remains to be seen how Reynolds’ character moves from one universe to another. It is also unclear in which version of Wolverine will appear Deadpool 3.

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In a new interview with Variety, Jackman pondered the call to finish his time as Wolverine after nearly two decades. While Jackman was initially at peace with his decision, he opened up about how he actually regretted it after seeing Reynolds’ first Deadpool movie while also comparing it to 48 hours. It took no more than 20 minutes to see the film before Jackman realized he might have canceled too soon and shared the following:

“I went to a screening of ‘Deadpool’. I was in for 20 minutes, and I was like, ‘Ah, damn it!’ All I kept seeing in my head was “48 Hours” with Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy. So it’s been brewing for a long time. It just took me more time to get here. I think he kind of gave up. I think it was a big shock to him. There was a huge pause, and then he said, ‘I can’t believe the timing of this.’”

What Jackman’s 48 Hours Comparison Reveals About Deadpool 3

When comparing Deadpool until 48 hoursWhat Jackman is probably looking at are the buddy cop elements of the 1982 film starring Nolte and Murphy. With that in mind, it can also give an idea about the story for Deadpool 3 with Jackman’s Wolverine. When Jackman ended his run as Wolverine, the world believed that this was really the last time he would ever play the popular mutant. For Jackman to agree to return in Deadpool 3they probably had to present him ideas that they knew he would go along with, which could very well be a buddy cop adventure between him and Reynolds’ titular character.

Ever since Deadpool 3 has a late 2024 release date, main photography should begin at least spring 2023. Since production will likely happen sooner rather than later, that means more casting news will be rolled out for Deadpool 3 in the next months. Ultimately, what will be intriguing to see, beyond Wolverine’s reunion with Deadpool, is whether or not there will be other MCU crossovers with established characters popping up in the episode as Reynolds becomes a regular in the Avengers-focused universe. Even Logan was a strong ending to Jackman’s Wolverine journey, it’s a good thing Reynolds’ first Deadpool movie made him regret hanging up the claws too soon, because now they will work together at least one more time.

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Source: Variety

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