Hugh Jackman will enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool 3,” which is due out in theaters Sept. 6, 2024.
Reynolds, who portrayed the “merc with a mouth” in several 20th Century Fox projects, announced via social media that he and Jackman are set to partner up for Deadpool’s first turn as a Disney property.
“Hey everyone, we’re extremely sad to have missed D23, but we’ve been working very hard on the next ‘Deadpool’ film for a good long while now,” Reynolds said in the video, seated on his couch. “I’ve had to really search my soul on this one. His first appearance in the MCU obviously needs to feel special. We need to stay true to the character, find new depth, motivation, meaning every Deadpool needs to stand out and stand apart. It’s been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside.”
Ryan Reynolds has revealed that Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in the upcoming Deadpool 3 film.
The Deadpool character first made the big screen in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, before getting his own spin-off series.
Reynolds, 45, will be reprising the title role as the foul-mouthed anti-hero in the third instalment, following the success of the 2016 original and the sequel in 2018.
Disney had previously said Deadpool would be integrated into the MCU, but it was unclear when the character would get a standalone film and where it would fit in the greater expanse of the Multiverse.
Deadpool is one of several comic book properties that Disney acquired when it bought 20th Century Fox in 2019. The X-Men and the Fantastic Four are also set to appear in films over the course of the next few years.
Reynold’s Deadpool films are a rarity in Hollywood. Both “Deadpool” and “Deadpool 2″ were rated R and went on to generate more than $780 million globally each. That’s probably why Disney has agreed to let “Deadpool 3” be rated R, even though the rest of the MCU filmography is rated PG-13 or lower.