Wolverine and Wade Wilson have already crossed paths once before on the big screen in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Unfortunately, that movie was largely considered to be awful, and fans have been waiting to see a true reunion between the clawed mutant and the Merc with the Mouth, who was finally faithfully adapted earlier this year. With Hugh Jackman retiring as Wolverine next year in Logan, it didn't look like this would ever happen, but now there's word that Deadpool will in fact show up during the third Wolverine spinoff.
Update: Hold your horses. Ryan Reynolds just Tweeted the following:
From Earlier: According to The Wrap, Ryan Reynolds recently shot a scene for Logan that will most likely become a post-credits scene. While this doesn't guarantee that Wolverine and Deadpool will actually cross paths during the spinoff, it would be fitting if Wade Wilson showed up in the only other R-rated movie X-Men, even though Logan and Deadpool's tones are drastically different. While many will surely be praying to the comic book gods now for Jackman and Reynolds to share some screen time, if this scene is indeed of the post-credits variety, we can also presume it will set up Deadpool 2, which is expected to arrive the following year.
Since Wolverine and Deadpool are unquestionably the two most prominent characters in the X-Men movie franchise, having them appear in the same movie is a no-brainer. It would be even if greater if the two of them actually met face to face, as Wolverine's gruff demeanor wonderfully contrasts with Deadpool's smart-ass personality. Their brief interaction in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was slightly amusing, but now that Wade is wearing the red costume and breaking the fourth wall, we could get something more in line with their interactions in the Marvel comics universe. That said, let's hope that this supposed Deadpool scene does take place after the credits have rolled, as Wade Wilson's shenanigans would be a poor fit for Logan's gloomy feel.
Hugh Jackman has been playing Wolverine since 1999, when the first X-Men movie was shooting. It's understandable that he'd want to hang up the claws after all this time, but that hasn't stopped some fans from speculating if the actor would be willing to make an exception for Deadpool 2. It doesn't look like that will happen, but since Ryan Reynolds' true Deadpool journey is just kicking off, inserting the mercenary into Logan would be a welcome alternative. At the very least, it beats taping a cutout of Jackman's face from People Magazine onto one's face...though that was pretty funny.
Logan will claw its way into theaters on March 3, 2017, and Deadpool 2's 2018 release date hasn't been publicly announced yet. Let us know what you think of Deadpool possibly showing up in Logan in the comments below.
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