In Marvel’s comic book universe, there have been plenty of Deadpool vs. Wolvierne battles, in addition to the times where they’ve joined forces and even managed to co-exist. On the big screen, it may not be as easy to get Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth to spend any time with the man called Wolverine, simply because Hugh Jackman is set to walk away from the role after Logan comes out next month. But there is a glimmer of hope, and today’s Nerdist News is fanning that hope into a flame!
Join host and Weapon XVII, Jessica Chobot, as she lays out the possibilities for Deadpool and Wolverine to be reunited in a movie for the first time since the first ten minutes of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And yeah, we’re not counting the “Deadpool” from the end of that film. Deadpool 2 screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick told The Playlist that despite rumors to the contrary, Jackman won’t be making a cameo in that film. However, Reese also added that he thinks “the tone will absolutely work if we put those two together. Deadpool always needs a straight man, a foil, and Wolverine would be as good a foil as Colossus, just more cantankerous.”
Of course, the easiest way to pull off this monumental occasion would be if 20th Century Fox simply bit the bullet and recast Wolverine. It’s gotta happen sometime, and bringing out the new Wolverine alongside the already popular Deadpool could be a winning combination. But who are we even kidding? That’s not what anyone wants! We have to see Jackman’s Wolverine and Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool together again. And while we don’t doubt Jackman’s intention to move on to other projects, we suspect that if he could ever be enticed to return, it would be by his new-found instagram bro, Reynolds.
What do you think about the potential for a Wolverine and Deadpool movie? Pop your claws and let’s discuss in the comment section below!