- Hugh Jackman will return as Wolverine in “Deadpool 3.”
- The film, which is expected to be rated R, is set for theatrical release on Sept. 6, 2024.
- Deadpool is one of several comic book properties that Disney acquired when it bought 20th Century Fox in 2019. The X-Men and the Fantastic Four are also set to appear in films over the course of the next few years.
Ryan Reynolds on Tuesday confirmed Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine in the third Deadpool movie. The movie will be the first to be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The release date for the same was also announced in a hilarious video shared by Ryan Reynolds on social media.
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Reynolds said in the video, seated on his couch. “I’ve had to really search my soul on this one. His first appearance in the MCU obviously needs to feel special. We need to stay true to the character, find new depth, motivation, meaning every Deadpool needs to stand out and stand apart. It’s been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside.”
“Hey, Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?” Reynolds asks as Jackman walks in the back of the shot.
“Yeah, sure Ryan,” Jackman replies.
Disney had previously said Deadpool would be integrated into the MCU, but it was unclear when the character would get a standalone film and where it would fit in the greater expanse of the Multiverse.
Deadpool is one of several comic book properties that Disney acquired when it bought 20th Century Fox in 2019. The X-Men and the Fantastic Four are also set to appear in films over the course of the next few years.
Reynold’s Deadpool films are a rarity in Hollywood. Both “Deadpool” and “Deadpool 2″ were rated R and went on to generate more than $780 million globally each. That’s probably why Disney has agreed to let “Deadpool 3” be rated R, even though the rest of the MCU filmography is rated PG-13 or lower.