On the heels of Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, Ryan Reynolds shares how Kevin Feige worked through complications to make it happen.
Ryan Reynolds talks about the complications of shooting Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in Deadpool 3. After years of screaming from fans, Jackman is finally retiring as the Adamantium-wielding mutant to join Reynold’s Merc-with-a-Mouth threequel, directed by Shawn Levy. Scheduled for release in 2024, Deadpool 3 is slated to begin production before summer 2023, but with filming still just around the corner, Reynolds looks back at the process of getting Jackman for the film, and it sounds more complicated than initially thought.
Speak with ColliderReynolds talks about adding Jackman’s Wolverine in Deadpool 3. While initial reports have claimed it all came down to the Australian actor changing his mind to reprise his Marvel role, Reynolds shares that Feige and his team had to solve many other complications to make this dream team a reality. Luckily for fans, Marvel Studios was able to cut through all the bureaucracy. Read Reynolds’ full quote below:
It’s not that adding Hugh Jackman to a movie like this is a hard sell. It’s an immediate and emphatic, unqualified yes. It’s a lot of moving parts and Fox and X-Men and all that stuff that Marvel has to go through. Lots of bureaucracy to get that done. And they did.
Is Marvel Studios’ use of the X-Men more complicated than it looks?
After Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s TV and movie assets, Marvel fans turned to the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and all their related characters who joined the MCU. This means that, after years of separation, they can finally communicate with the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and their other allies. It sounded simple, but with Reynolds’ recent reveal, it doesn’t seem to be that simple. Instead, Marvel Studios still have to go through several hoops to fully utilize the X-Men in the MCU. It’s curious if this is why it’s taking Feige a while to map out their plans for the mutants.
For what it’s worth, it might be worth sifting through all the red tape to see Jackman play Wolverine again in Deadpool 3. The actor is synonymous with the role, and there has been an ongoing clamor to see him team up not only with the revamped version of Deadpool, but in the MCU as well. That said, this doesn’t guarantee that his upcoming appearance on the threequel will be satisfying for everyone. But if anything, it can be an extra motivation to make sure Deadpool 3 don’t drop the ball when handling Wolverine, knowing what it took to see Jackman back in the role.
For now, Marvel Studios and Reynolds would understandably be conservative when talking about plot specs for Deadpool 3. But as filming draws closer for the threequel, more details will inevitably be revealed, whether that be through an official release or set content from the film. In any case, given Reynolds’ penchant for marketing genius, he expects to come up with interesting ways to promote the project.
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