If there are two characters that audiences genuinely want to see meet on the silver screen more than Batman and Superman, it has to be Wolverine and Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have shown phenomenal chemistry with one another as far back as the abysmal X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the two have continuously teased the possibility of their characters properly meeting one another for a real team-up outing. Numerous rumors have even suggested the possibility that Wade Wilson could potentially pop up during the events of Logan, but now it seems that those rumors don't have as much merit as we thought. Deadpool writer Rhett Reese explained:
Yeah, that's not happening. The tones are just too different. I'm not sure exactly where that rumor came from, but Hugh and Ryan are really close and they really do want to work together and they really do want to see these characters come together, so in the long run, that rumor could become true --- that they're in a movie together, but it's just not Logan. And no, not even an end credit scene.
Rhett Reese's recent comments to The Playlist pretty much confirm what we had already kind of assumed, but for him to lay it out so bluntly stings a little bit. Despite Deadpool's R-rating, Wade Wilson simply isn't a fit for the dark and brooding tone that Logan is very clearly striving to achieve. It would take audiences out of the experience of watching the final solo Wolverine movie and ultimately do a disservice to both of these iconic characters.
However, there is one clear takeaway from this quote that should dull the blow a little bit. Although Wade Wilson is not slated to make an appearance during the events of Logan, it is clear that Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds are interested in possibly getting these characters together on the silver screen at some point. This could take the form of an X-Force movie, a Deadpool vs. Wolverine movie, or something else entirely. No plans for such a project have received confirmation, but when big names like Reynolds and Jackman show support for a project, it tends to materialize. That is pretty much how the original Deadpool came to life in the first place.
Besides, who would not want to see them capitalize on this dynamic in a Deadpool/Logan buddy movie?
Throw in some masks, as well as a couple of badass healing factors and that video is pretty much a dry run for the world's greatest Deadpool/Wolverine team-up of all time. Logan will take Wolverine on a somber final ride later this year on March 3. After that, the sky is the limit for these two iconic X-Men characters.
Take a look at the trailer for Logan on the next page to get an even closer look at Hugh Jackman's work on the final Wolverine solo movie!