Hugh Jackman, reprising his role as Wolverine, joined Ryan Reynolds in celebrating the completion of filming for Deadpool 3, the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie. Jackman, who originally retired the Wolverine character after 2019’s Logan, expressed his joy at the unexpected return to the iconic role.
The pairing of Jackman’s Wolverine and Reynolds’ Deadpool was a surprising development for Marvel fans in 2022, and the movie faced delays due to Hollywood strikes. Despite this, Deadpool 3 has wrapped and is now in post-production.
Jackman shared his excitement on social media, signaling a positive atmosphere around the film’s production. While Jackman’s message lacked the humorous touch of Reynolds’ post, it conveyed the camaraderie between the two actors and their enthusiasm for the project. The film is expected to be the only MCU movie released in 2024 and is slated for July.
The plot of Deadpool 3 remains largely undisclosed, and leaks from set images have provided limited information. Fans are eager to see how Jackman’s Wolverine, portrayed in a more comic-accurate manner, fits into the MCU alongside Reynolds’ Deadpool. Deadpool 2 included a brief cameo featuring stars from Fox’s X-Men prequel movies, and while it’s uncertain if these stars will return, the movie hints at interactions with characters from the original X-Men film series, including Jackman’s Wolverine.
The MCU has expanded its multiverse concept, allowing different realities to intersect, leading to surprising returns and additions. Notably, Kelsey Grammer’s Beast made a post-credit appearance in The Marvels, drawing from his role in X-Men: The Last Stand. This hints at the possibility that Jackman’s Wolverine and other X-Men characters could inhabit the same universe within the MCU.
As the release date for Deadpool 3 approaches on July 26, 2024, fans can anticipate more teasing and updates from both Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds. The movie is part of Marvel Studios’ continued expansion of the MCU.