Hugh Jackman Admits a Deadpool/Wolverine Movie Would Be 'The Perfect Fit'

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 - 4:30PM
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Tuesday, 03 January 2017 - 4:30PM
Hugh Jackman Admits a Deadpool/Wolverine Movie Would Be 'The Perfect Fit'
The greatest love stories are the ones that endure the test of time: Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Napoleon and Josephine, and so on. For this generation of comic book nerds, that love story is Ryan Reynolds (aka Deadpool) and Hugh Jackman (aka Wolverine). Their legendary exchange of boyish pranks and in-jokes speaks to a bromance of epic proportions, to the point that Ryan Reynolds is using every possible media interview to float the idea of a crossover movie with Wolverine and Deadpool. Now, in a new Variety interview, Ryan's proposal has been addressed by Jackman himself.

First, let's get one thing straight: Reynolds is obsessed with playing Deadpool. He called the Deadpool movie 'an eleven year dream come true'. According to the new interview, he has no plans on stopping, and wants Jackman to join him:

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"I would love to play Deadpool for as long as they would let me play Deadpool," he says. "We have outlines and stories for a number of different films." He envisions a standalone movie with Deadpool and Wolverine - although that's news to Jackman.
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Reynolds (and Jackman) has spoken before about a Wolverine cameo in a Deadpool movie, but a standalone film is something new. The only difficulty with this grand plan is that 2017's Logan has been announced as the last time Jackman will take up his claws and sideburns to play Wolverine—it'll be his grand, melancholy, R-rated send-off. So Jackman's response to Reynolds 'standalone movie' is tentative:

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"I'm hesitating," says Jackman, who plans on retiring the Wolverine character this year, "because I could totally see how that's the perfect fit. But the timing may 
be wrong."
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For those unaware, "the timing may be wrong" is the Hollywood lingo for "this movie idea will never, ever happen." Jackman can't go back on his word and play Wolverine again just to goof off with Reynolds, not after Logan. In a romantic epic, this would be the equivalent of the paramour sighing sadly and saying 'Our love can never be.' But if Reynolds let the logistics and practical realities of movie-making deter him, we wouldn't have Deadpool in the first place—he's going to do everything in his power to bring him and Jackman together: 

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Reynolds isn't giving up. "I have no 
idea if I can change his mind," he says. 
"It's the audience: I would exclusively exploit that relationship to get Hugh back for another one."
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No one said love was easy. But whether Wolverine and Deadpool finally embrace one another onscreen for the manliest hug of all time, we can rest easy knowing that Reynolds and Jackman will always have one another, and that their jokes will continue on. Here's one of the latest: 



Note: we're 100% behind these guys, but we will admit that it is bizarre and creepy that they take turns impersonating one another.

Deadpool 2 is set to release in US theaters on January 12th, 2018. Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.
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