Hugh Jackman is about to retire as Wolverine. The actor will come back with his autograph X Men future role Deadpool 3, star Ryan Reynolds announced Tuesday on Twitter. Reynolds also announced that the film will open on September 6, 2024.
Jackman played Wolverine for the first time in 2000 X Men, the movie that made him a global star. After 17 years and nine films (including several cameos), Jackman officially retired from the role that resonated with 2017 Loganin which the adamantium-clawed mutant was slain.
Deadpool 3 marks a full-blown moment for Reynolds’ Deadpool and Jackman’s Wolverine. Reynolds first played Deadpool in the ill-fated 2009 film Werewolf mutant, which features a malevolent finale in which Reynolds’ anti-hero is depicted with his mouth sewn shut. Reynolds scoffed at that description, as Deadpool is known for his jokes, earning the nickname “Merc with the Mouth.” The first Deadpool was seen as a redemption story for Reynolds and the character, with the R-rated film becoming a critical success, grossing a massive $782.6 million globally and establishing Reynolds as one of the stars. biggest movie star in the world.
Shawn Levy is directing Deadpool 3. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first two seasons, are writing the screenplay. Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin worked on earlier drafts.
This marks the first time Deadpool film made by Marvel Studios after 20th Century Fox released two parts in 2016 and 2018. Jackman is not the first X-Men star to retire for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His Logan co-star Patrick Stewart appeared in a cameo this summer Doctor Strange in Madness’ Multiverse.
In addition to bringing together Jackman and Reynods, Deadpool 3 will be the reunion of Jackman and the boss of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, who is producing the film. Feige started the business from the very first time X Men movie, where he gets an associate producer credit.