Hugh Jackman will supposedly play Wolverine for the last time on March 3rd in Logan. There have been rumors of Deadpool appearing in it, but they were debunked by director, James Mangold. Now, everybody wants Wolverine and Deadpool in a movie together.
The Playlist did an interview with the writers of Deadpool, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese and there were asked about a Wolverine/Deadpool team up movie. They are all for it, but it doesn’t work for the current plan.
“We’ve come a long way from 2009, when we couldn’t get the movie off the ground ’til now,” said Wernick. “And to have [this team-up]? It would be amazing to have Hugh resurrect Wolverine in the Deadpool universe, and again, Ryan’s making a hard push to make that happen, and hopefully the public gets behind it and we can all convince Hugh to put the claws on one more time.”
They then asked if adding Jackman to Deadpool would change everything with the plans of Deadpool 2, Deadpool 3, and possibly, X-Force.
“Yeah, it would, if you think about it,” Reese explained. “If you’re looking at ‘Deadpool 2,’ if you’re looking at ‘X-Force,’ if you’re looking at ‘Deadpool 3,’ there’s not necessarily room for [another] team-up movie. I think it does create real scheduling and universe issues and something that could be ironed out, but it would need to be ironed out. I don’t think any of us operated under the assumption that it would be even possible to do a Deadpool/Wolverine thing, so we just haven’t planned for it, it’s still not in the plan, but if it were to happen, it would require a hard look at the overall architecture of our storylines.”
After that they confirmed that Deadpool would not be appearing in Logan, but we already knew that.
A Deadpool and Wolverine team up movie would be very fun, but I’m a little bit conflicted. Logan is my second most anticipated film of 2017, behind Star Wars. It looks like the perfect way to send off the character after 17 years of him on screen. Personally, I feel like if he was in another movie, I’d feel cheated. I would feel like it might ruin the way he left with a bang if he just came right back a few years later.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think it’d be an awesome to see Wolverine and Deadpool team up for an entire movie. It would also be one of the most hilarious comic book movies of all time! There are so many things that you could do in that movie. But, the part that I’m conflicted on is that it erases the fact that Jackman would go out on a high note. (assuming the movie is good)
The chances of this happening are slim though. They said in the quote that they haven’t even planned for that and it would change everything in the universe. They have a slate of three movies in 2018 and 2019, so that would take a lot of readjusting to make work. Hugh Jackman has also said that he would do it when the time is right. So, this all seems to say that there are no plans of this right now. Maybe it could work farther into the future. Right now, I don’t feel 100% about it.
What do you think about this news? Would you want a Wolverine and Deadpool team up movie? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.