Remember in 2009, when Wade Wilson and Wolverine met on the silver screen for the first time during X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Now, do you also remember how much of a disappointment that was? The superhero genre has definitely evolved since then, and now it seems that Ryan Reynolds wants to give the Deadpool/Wolverine dynamic another shot in a Deadpool sequel. Reynolds elaborated:
I want Deadpool and Wolverine in a movie together. What we're gonna have to do is convince Hugh. If anything, I'm going to need to do what I can to get my Internet friends back on board to help rally another cause down the line.
So there you have it. You're apparently not the only one who wants to see Wade Wilson and Wolverine go at it on the silver screen; that's on Ryan Reynolds' wish list as well. During a recent interview with EW, Reynolds admitted that Hugh Jackman's Wolverine is a definitely an X-Men character that he wants to use in a future Deadpool sequel, but in his answer he also recognized the inherent challenges associated with pulling that off. With Jackman reportedly hanging up the claws after 2017's Logan hits theaters, the idea of getting Wolverine into another film within the X-Men universe seems less likely than ever.
That's where the Internet comes in. Ryan Reynolds seems to understand how fundamental the fans were with regards to getting Deadpool off of the ground, and he thinks another grassroots movement online could potentially convince Hugh Jackman to come back. We know that a huge fuss was already made about Jackman quitting, but there's no better reason to come back than a chance to capitalize on his clear chemistry with Reynolds.
It's far from impossible to bring Logan back for a Deadpool sequel. The X-Men universe operates on a very scattered timeline, and there's really no reason why Wolverine can't show up to hang out with Deadpool in 2018. Even if Logan gives the clawed hero a definitive ending, it's futuristic setting will allow it to operate separately from the Deadpool sequel.
Whether or not Deadpool and Wolverine will ever properly meet in this new X-Men continuity remains to be seen, but I think I speak for all of us when I say it needs to happen. We will bring you more information related to the X-Men universe as more details become available. Logan will hit theaters on March 3, 2017, and Deadpool 2 is expected to premiere sometime in 2018.