You've got to hand it to Ryan Reynolds: He simply knows how to captivate the audience with his unmistakable style. In a video published on Twitter this Tuesday, he first teases the new "Deadpool 3" and ironically shows how much thought he has put into it - only to then casually announce that Hugh Jackman will return as Wolverine in the film. The latter is meanwhile walking up the stairs in the background, completely relaxed, to the tune of "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston - a little joke at the expense of Jackman's first name. Further, in another video, the two sit together on the couch and promise to give answers to many open fan questions.
With this move, Reynolds has confirmed what had been suspected for some time. Still, the announcement came somewhat unexpectedly and just in typical Reynolds fashion. In one of our Originals last summer, we already reported about the possibility of a road movie with Deadpool and Wolverine. Now, upon the request of many fans, this has actually become a reality. This marks Jackman's first return to his signature role since 2017, when his original farewell film "Logan" was released. With "Deadpool 3", not only Deadpool but also Wolverine will from now on be an official part of the MCU, after they previously belonged to Fox's "X-Men Universe".
Moreover, the official release date has been disclosed, which is scheduled for September 6, 2024. Incidentally, this year also marks the 50th anniversary of the comic book character Deadpool, who first made his appearance in "The Incredible Hulk" issue #181 in 1974. An interesting reaction to Wolverine's appearance in "Deadpool 3" came from John Krasinski, who responded to the announcement video with, "Wait ... Is this our movie?" We can now speculate that this has something to do with Krasinski's role as Mister Fantastic in "Fantastic Four" - a character he also recently played as an alternate version in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness". But whether he will actually make his return in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" or make way for another actor is not clear yet. At least he has properly fueled speculations.
But back to "Deadpool 3": Behind the camera, "Free Guy" director Shawn Levy is in charge of directing. The script is once again being penned by "Deadpool" veterans Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who have confirmed an R-rating for the film - despite its affiliation with Disney. We are definitely excited to see what the end product looks like and can't wait for the release date of September 06, 2024.