It has been five years since Hugh Jackman bid farewell to the super-healing, clawed mutant Wolverine. By all accounts, Logan was a perfect send-off for Wolverine and his place in the X-Men cinematic universe. An important plot point to keep in mind with the 2017 film is that it takes place in 2029. Now, things may come together as Jackman prepares to return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3.
Jackman’s return to the screen bearing adamantium claws has been wanted for years. Even with all of the shakeups and changes with Marvel comic characters on the big screen, there was plenty of room for doubt.
In 2019 he received Guiness World Record, shared with Patrick Stewart, for playing a single role for the longest period of time. At the time they had maintained their role as Wolverine and Professor X respectively for 16 years and 228 days. Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness changed that for Stewart. And things are about to change for Jackman as well.
Jackman’s Wolverine Return
An hour ago, as of the time of this writing, Ryan Reynolds posted a 1:21 video on his Twitter. He took the chance to acknowledge his absence from D23 Expo earlier this month. Then, he proceeded to lament how difficult a time he has been having finding something new for the future of Deadpool in film.
Hard keeping my mouth sewn shut about this one. ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/OdV7JmAkEu
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 27, 2022
As Reynolds sat on a couch he pitched one idea he had. Casually, Jackman walked behind him. When asked if he wanted to return as Wolverine for Deadpool 3 he gave three simple words. “Yeah… sure, Ryan.”
With the complete lack of fanfare and dripping with the deadpan delivery expected from Deadpool it was announced that Jackman will let his claws out for the tenth time.
Last Second Addition
The video then ends with another little surprise. A date of September 6, 2024 appears for just a second. Jackman returning and potential release date all in one tweet.
There is sure to be much debate in the lead-up to Deadpool 3 as to how it all fits together. These announcements come on the heels of clarification that Namor in Wakanda Forever is a mutant. Are these mutants now in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Does this all take place before the events of Logan? Has alteration to the timeline removed that or is it a different parallel universe altogether? Luckily, we have less than two years to wait for answers.