Hugh Jackman Will Reprise His Wolverine Role as 'Deadpool 3' Joins the MCU

It's a Merciverse of madness

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Sep 28, 2022

Back at the end of 2019, it was announced that the third instalment of Ryan Reynolds's incomparably deadpan Deadpool movies would officially be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox (but don't worry, it's still going to be Rated R).

We haven't heard much about the threequel since then — despite starring in a film called Free Guy, Reynolds has been pretty busy — but fear not: yesterday (September 27), a dispatch arrived from Wade Wilson himself to confirm that Deadpool 3 is coming Hughn.

Yes, Hugh Jackman will be returning to reprise his role as Wolverine for the film. This news immediately prompted questions among MCU fans; namely, how is Wolverine alive after being killed off in Logan? Thankfully, Reynolds and Jackman are here to quell your concerns with a second update.

"Logan takes place in 2029. Totally separate thing," Reynolds said in the clip. "Logan died in Logan. Not touching that. What actually happens in our film..." he trailed off, before the audio cuts to Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go."

It's the perfect, playful counter to the Wolverine's moving death scene in Logan. James Mangold, the director of the film (and its The Wolverine predecessor), reacted to Jackman's reprisal by sharing a GIF of his character being killed on Twitter.

Later, he clarified: "Oh my gosh! Everybody chill. Just kidding! I'm all good! LOGAN will always be there. Multiverse or prequel, time warp or worm hole, canon or non-canon or even without a rationale, I cannot wait to see what maddness [sic] my dear friends @VanCityReynolds and @RealHighJackman cook up!"

Deadpool 3 is slated for release on September 6, 2024.

Watch the teasers below.

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