Deadpool And Wolverine: Release Date, Cast, And Other Things We Know About The Upcoming Marvel Film

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The Merc with a Mouth is back in action again – or at least he will be soon. 

We last saw the antihero in 2018's Deadpool 2, which featured the stellar talents of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, the wonderful Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable and so many others. So now, fans of the MCU have been wondering exactly when the sequel is going to come out. 

Well, our wondering days are over, because Deadpool 3 a.k.a. Deadpool & Wolverine is coming – and boy, is it going to be a doozie. For all of your questions, like when it’s going to come out or who is going to star in it, here is what we know so far about the third Deadpool movie.

What Is The Deadpool & Wolverine Premiere Date?

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Originally, Deadpool & Wolverine was set to release on May 3, 2024 according to Deadline. However, it has since been pushed back to July 26, 2024, according to Variety in November 2023. This is because filming and production was delayed due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.  

Thankfully, we can at least add it to our 2024 movie schedule. While it may feel like it’s far away, I have a feeling that these next few months are going to just fly by soon enough.  

Does Deadpool & Wolverine Have A Trailer?

The very first trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine arrived during the television broadcast of the 2024 Super Bowl. While it doesn't feature much of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, it does have Ryan Reynolds' Merc With The Mouth getting a very quick introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to the Time Variance Authority (certainly a result of the character messing with time at the end of Deadpool 2).

This trailer really only gives us a taste of what to expect from Deadpool & Wolverine, and we expect a lot more footage to drop before the film's official release in July.

Ryan Reynolds And Hugh Jackman Are Set To Star In Deadpool & Wolverine

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While it’s not that surprising that Ryan Reynolds is returning to be Deadpool in the third film, a bigger piece of news came out – Hugh Jackman, a man of many talents, is going to be returning to one of his most famous roles ever in Deadpool & Wolverine, and that's Wolverine. 

That’s right, according to the official Twitter post that Reynolds put up announcing the film in September 2022, Hugh Jackman is set to come back as the famous mutant that has long since been one of the staples of the X-Men films. While it seemed that Jackman was officially saying goodbye to the role of Wolverine with the 2017 release Logan, evidently he decided to come back for the latest Deadpool film with his buddy Ryan Reynolds. 

Jackman has already posted pictures and videos, including this one on Twitter, showing he is getting back in shape to take on the role. And then in November 2023, he also posted another picture, this time on his Instagram, to show that he was back in the gym becoming Wolverine again. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this faux feud as the movie approaches.  

Leslie Uggams, Karen Soni, Emma Corrin And More Will Co-Star In Deadpool & Wolverine

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Get excited, because several more cast members are confirmed to be coming back for Deadpool & Wolverine. Confirmed by Deadline in March 2023, Leslie Uggams is set to come back and reprise her role as Blind Al. Also confirmed to reprise his original role is Karan Soni, who plays Dopinder, the taxi driver for Deadpool that we’ve seen in the last two films. 

Also tapped for the film is Emma Corrin, and she is going to be playing the main antagonist. Another cast member that has joined on for Deadpool & Wolverine is Matthew Macfayden, as confirmed in March 2023, who has reached a lot more success recently with his role in Succession, but will now be heading over to the MCU. 

Morena Baccarin And Stefan Kapicic are also coming back as Vanessa and Colossus in the Deadpool series, and Brianna Hildebrand and Shioli Kutsana are confirmed to return as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio respectively. 

Something else that was confirmed in November 2023 from Ryan Reynolds on Twitter is that the dog-persona of Deadpool, named Dogpool, will be coming to the film. And to be honest if there’s a dog in any superhero movie I am so down to watch it.  Ryan Reynolds shared a sneak peek of the dog in the film on his Instagram in December 2023. 

Jennifer Garner Is Returning As Elektra

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Another piece of news that was reported not that long after filming started is that Jennifer Garner is rumored to be playing Elektra in Deadpool & Wolverine, according to The Hollywood Reporter

This is major news, as the actress has not played the role in almost two decades. The first time Garner appeared as Elektra, it was in the 2003 adaptation of Daredevil, and then she had her own film called Elektra, which released in 2005. Both films weren’t super big successes at the box office, but Garner was one of the first women to lead a superhero film during that time period of the early 2000s– and it’s crazy to see that she’s going to be in this new film. 

It also really further suggests that Deadpool & Wolverine is going to have some major multiverse aspect, as the case has been with many MCU projects as of late. It’s funny because Jennifer Garner is playing along the lines of “not knowing” what is going on despite the news being confirmed. In an interview with Collider in November 2023, Garner coyly responded, “I don't know what you're talking about. What could you mean?” Either way, it’s still exciting to see this happening after so long. 

Taylor Swift, Daniel Radcliffe, And More Are Rumored For Roles In Deadpool & Wolverine

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If you’ve been on the internet the last few months, there have been rumors galore that there are going to be several cameos and/or stars that are going to appear in Deadpool & Wolverine. One of the biggest rumors thus far is that Taylor Swift would appear as Dazzler. Reynolds even spoke about the rumor in an interview with The Vancouver Sun in November 2023, saying that all “will be revealed on July 26” without confirming anything:

Yeah, I’ve heard that one. I love it (the gossip). I think it is a sign of how eager people are to get a peek behind the curtain in this world. Every single one of these secrets and spoilers will be revealed on July 26.

Another rumor that’s been surfacing is that Daniel Radcliffe, known for his starring role in the Harry Potter films, would have a “secret role” in the third movie, according to NME. Heck, Forbes even compiled a list in August 2023 of the different rumors that have been spreading around, from a rumored variant of Loki appearing in the film to Halle Berry coming back as Storm. 

Something else that has been going around is that Patrick Stewart could return as Professor X in Deadpool. The actor said on the HappySadConfused Podcast in January 2024 that he believes the character is still in the MCU and that Deadpool & Wolverine has come up:

I love the proliferation of casting rumors on the internet, because I never have to say what's real and what's fantasy, so I'm just going to go with the very cliche 'no comment' on all things casting [with] Deadpool 3. I will say, we're lucky on this one. There's certainly -- is this an answer? A lot of the internet rumors are completely false, but some of them aren't.

It also doesn’t help that the director of the film, Shawn Levy, hasn’t completely debunked rumors at all. In an interview with SiriusXM in October 2023, Levy said that while many of the rumors are false, some are true:

I love the proliferation of casting rumors on the internet, because I never have to say what's real and what's fantasy, so I'm just going to go with the very cliche 'no comment' on all things casting [with] Deadpool 3. I will say, we're lucky on this one. There's certainly -- is this an answer? A lot of the internet rumors are completely false, but some of them aren't.

God, this just makes me so curious, I wish I was a fly on the wall to hear all the facts. 

Deadpool & Wolverine Will Have “Hardcore” And “In Your Face” Violence


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If you were concerned about the fact that Deadpool & Wolverine is now going to be in Disney’s hands, there is no need to worry, as Shawn Levy (the director of the upcoming film) has confirmed that the movie is going to be just as bloody as you would expect. 

In an interview with the director at Collider in 2022, Levy confirmed that the movie is “very much” a Deadpool movie.

We are writing, rewriting, developing, prepping ‘Deadpool’ every day now. It is such a blast to laugh every day. It is so delicious to hear and write and come up with these scenes where people are just talking foul. And the violence is in your face and hardcore, and it's very much a ‘Deadpool’ movie. And it has Logan in it. And it has Wolverine in it. It's too fun. I'm having so much fun, and I haven't even hit the shooting floor yet. [...] I have to say, developing a ‘Deadpool’ movie is one of the most fun creative experiences of my life because it's not just that it's rated R. It's that it's so filled with self-awareness, and that makes in-writing very, very fun in a way that is unique to that franchise.

It was already confirmed that the movie was going to be R-Rated. In an interview with Collider back in 2021, Kevin Feige reassured fans that Deadpool & Wolverine is going to be rated R just like its predecessors, and that they were working hard to get the script just right. But then, to hear that it’s going along smoothly, makes me super excited. 

It was a big concern for fans back then, because if Deadpool & Wolverine is under the Disney banner, was the film going to be watered down? But one of the writers of the film, Paul Wernick, according to Den of Geek, was quick to say that this is not the case, and that “Deadpool is gonna be Deadpool” in the threequel. Which means that everything is going to plan. 

Something else that fans online have been speaking about was if there were going to be any real surprises in the upcoming film, since it seems some details have potentially leaked online. However, one of the creators of Deadpool, Rob Liefeld, was quick to assure a fan on Twitter that there was “no way” they wouldn’t be surprised when the movie released in May 2024. 

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I have a feeling the comic book creator might be right, so I’m going to trust his word on that. 

Shawn Levy Is Directing Deadpool & Wolverine

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I mean, is anyone surprised by this? Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds go together like butter and popcorn. 

According to Deadline, it’s been confirmed that Shawn Levy is going to direct the third installment in the Deadpool series. This isn’t the first time that Levy and Reynolds have worked together in recent years. In 2021, they teamed up for Free Guy, and in 2022, they came out with the hit Netflix film The Adam Project. 

I can only imagine what fresh hell these two are going to bring to Deadpool & Wolverine with the films they’ve already produced and released. And I mean that in the best way, because I truly have not laughed harder than watching those movies the last couple of years. Levy and Reynolds are the perfect combination.

Hugh Jackman Will Be Donning The Original Wolverine Suit

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Something that was confirmed not that long after filming began was that Hugh Jackman, who is playing Wolverine, is actually going to be wearing the OG Wolverine suit from the comics, according to Variety. It’s his classic black and yellow suit that most fans usually relate the character to. 

This is major news, as we have never seen a Wolverine with a real comic-accurate suit on film before. While Jackman is iconic as the character in many ways, there’s no denying that he never really had the classic superhero suit that we always wanted to see. But now, we’re finally going to be getting to see him fight in action. 

There’s so much to look forward to with this film, and I for one can’t wait to see what happens when it finally comes out. Is Wade Wilson finally going to meet with all our heroes and make fun of them just like I’ve always dreamed he would? We'll find out when Deadpool & Wolverine arrives in July.

Alexandra Ramos
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