Ryan Reynolds teases Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine in ‘Deadpool 3’ clip

Hugh Jackman is officially set to reprise his role as Wolverine in the upcoming third instalment of Deadpool. 

The news was shared via the social channels of fellow actor, Ryan Reynolds, who stars as the title character in the comedy superhero flick. Seen sitting on a couch in the promotional teaser, Reynolds begins by jokingly overstating the thought that’s gone into the production of Deadpool 3, interspersed with clips of the actor in various meditative locales from the gym to the library. 

Every Deadpool needs to stand out and stand apart,” Reynolds says of the notoriously silly comic franchise, “It’s been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside, and I… I have nothing. Yeah, just completely empty up here.” Later, Reynolds informs fans that he “did have one idea” about the upcoming Deadpool, before Jackman is seen climbing a staircase in the background.  

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Hey Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?” Reynolds asks, to which the X-Men actor casually replies “Yeah sure, Ryan.” The teaser then cuts to a Deadpool logo as Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You plays with the altered subtitles, I will always love Hugh. The final title card also reveals the premiere date of Deadpool 3, which will officially hit cinemas in September of 2024.  

Jackman’s Wolverine reprisal raises a few questions about the chronology of his character and his broader place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jackman last played the blade-knuckled hero in 2017’s Logan — during which he ultimately dies — suggesting some sort of time-jump for the character. Prior to that, Reynolds and Jackman last shared the screen when both mutant characters appeared in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. 

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In addition to its place in the X-Men timeline, Deadpool 3 will also mark the franchise’s debut admission into the broader Marvel canon. This comes after Marvel’s parent company, Disney purchased Deadpool‘s production company, 21st Century Fox in 2019. The acquisition grants Marvel access to a slew of comic characters not yet seen in their current catalogue, meaning Thor could soon rub shoulders with Deadpool, Wolverine and more X-Men heroes.