Ryan Reynolds Is Dead Serious About a Deadpool/Wolverine Movie

Friday, 09 December 2016 - 12:07PM
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Friday, 09 December 2016 - 12:07PM
Ryan Reynolds Is Dead Serious About a Deadpool/Wolverine Movie
Ryan Reynolds called Deadpool 'an eleven-year dream come true.' While most actors would be content to sit in a trailer, do their scenes and get paid, Reynolds was working closely with the writers and director, even spending time in the editing bay to make sure it was the best movie possible. It's obvious Reynolds relished his role in the movie, but only slightly more than the chance to ignite a legendary public feud with Hugh Jackman, aka Wolverine.

Most of you know the feud had its 'origins' in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where Deadpool (played by Reynolds) was just a guy with a pair of katanas. Neither Reynolds nor the fans were pleased with the half-assed adaptation of the character, a fact that Reynolds later made abundantly clear in a TV spot for Deadpool whose sole purpose was to openly mock that movie, Hugh Jackman, and his country of origin ("I've got no problems with Hugh, I mean he's a delightful guy...but the movie, that was a career low for me"). It felt like half of Deadpool's publicity campaign was Wolverine-focused, to the point that Reynolds dressed up in his burn-victim Deadpool makeup just to do an imitation of Jackman in an Australian accent. Jackman has since returned the favor many times over via social media, creating the greatest superhero celebrity feud ever.

There were some rumors that Wolverine would make a cameo in the first Deadpool, but that sadly never came to pass. In a recent interview, however, Ryan Reynolds reaffirmed that he wanted to bring the two characters together in a movie somehow, some way:

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"I want Deapdool and Wolverine in a movie together," says Reynolds. "What we're gonna have to do is convince Hugh. If anything, I'm going to need to do what I can to get my internet friends back on board to help rally another cause down the line."
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Most fans realize now that there's one big problem with that plan: after 2017's Logan, Jackman has promised that he will be hanging up his claws and sideburns forever. Would Jackman really come back after Logan to do a cameo in Deadpool 2, or even some later X-Men movie? The legacy Jackman is trying to leave in Logan is one of a serious, tragic character, and it's hard to imagine Wolverine trading quips with Deadpool after laying his past to rest. Still, Reynolds' genuine bro-love for Jackman, despite all the mockery and irreverence, makes us hope against hope:

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"Hugh Jackman is one of the best human beings. Part of the reason I want to do a Deadpool/Wolverine movie is not just because I think the two would light the screen on fire but I genuinely love the guy."
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We like to imagine Jackman bursting into the room at that point in the interview, tears in his eyes, whispering "Ryan...you do care" while Juice Newton's "Angel of the Morning" plays in the background. It's not like Jackman hasn't made his feelings toward Reynolds perfectly clear on Instagram:

"Oh @vancityreynolds you're so damn pretty in your shiny red suit - cue the special effects BARF!!" W @deadpoolmovie

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Logan hits US theaters on March 3rd, 2017. Deadpool 2 premieres January 12th, 2018.
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