Fans of Marvel comics are well aware of the longstanding love-hate relationship that exists between Deadpool and Wolverine. This is naturally expected because of Wolverine’s loner personality and Deadpool’s upbeat attitude and intentionally irritating sense of humor. Their clashing personalities was well highlighted in the 2009 film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and fans can expect the same dynamic in the upcoming Deadpool 3, which will see Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) reunite with Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) in the MCU.
This was revealed by Hugh Jackman in a recent interview with The Empire Film Podcast, when asked about the relationship status between Deadpool and Wolverine. Hugh stated, “How do I categorize it?” We’re opposites who despise each other, with a ten being extremely close and a zero being reality. I’m just talking from my perspective: [Logan’s] frustrated by him, wants to be a million miles away from him, or wants to punch him in the head. He further added, “Unfortunately, he can’t be a million miles away from him in this movie, so I’m probably going to punch him in the head a lot.”
In addressing fans’ concerns about how Wolverine’s appearance in the upcoming film would affect the timeline of 2016’s Logan, a film that concluded with Wolverine’s death, Jackman assured fans on The Jess Cagle Show that Deadpool 3 wouldn’t alter the Logan timeline. The star stated, “All because of this device they have in the Marvel world for moving around timelines, now we can go back because, you know, it’s science, so I don’t have to screw with the Logan timeline, which was important to me.” “And, I believe, to the fans as well.”
Jackman’s return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3 was announced during D23, and the film is currently slated to premiere on November 8, 2024. Deadpool 3 will be the first film of Phase Six of the MCU and first Deadpool film to be produced by Marvel Studios following The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox.
Shawn Levy (The Adam Project) is billed to direct with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote Deadpool and Deadpool 2, returning to pen the script for the threequel.