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Hugh Jackman to return as Wolverine for Deadpool 3

Hugh Jackman to return as Wolverine for Deadpool 3

Five years after appearing in his final Wolverine movie, Hollywood’s Hugh Jackman is back to reprise the clawed mutant’s role. Deadpool 3 will be released in theatres in 2024, according to Ryan Reynolds, who plays Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, in The Greatest Showman.

Jackman’s role as Wolverine in the 2000 film X-Men launched him to international fame. But after appearing in nine movies over the course of 17 years, including multiple cameo appearances, the actor gave up playing the superhero following Logan (2017).

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The Announcement

On Wednesday, Reynolds posted on Twitter about how difficult it was to keep his mouth “stitched shut” about the news. “Hey everyone, we’re very sorry to have missed D23, but we’ve been working very hard on the following Deadpool movie for a little while now. He made reference to this month’s earlier Disney D23 Expo.” Ryan said. 

Hugh Jackman then appeared in the background of the video as Ryan addressed him, “Hey, Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?” He answered, “Yeah, Ryan. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston was playing in the background as Ryan was spotted grinning. It included the subtitle “I shall always love Hugh” and a preview for “Coming Hughn.” The Deadpool emblem appeared as the video came to a close but was swiftly destroyed by Wolverine’s claws.

Reynolds’ persona and Jackman’s Wolverine come full circle in the third Deadpool movie. The 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in which Ryan Reynolds debuted as Deadpool, showed the anti-hero with his lips stitched shut.

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The Team

The third Deadpool instalment is being directed by Shawn Levy, who is best known for his work on the movie Night at the Museum. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese wrote the scripts for the first two installments.

The First Deadpool Collection

According to The Reports, the first Deadpool movie featured a redemption arc for Reynolds’ character and was an immediate success, grossing $782 million worldwide. As a result this helped the actor establish himself as one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Release Date & Productions Info

Accordingly, the next movie will be the first Deadpool movie ever produced by Marvel Studios; all prior Deadpool movies were created by 20th Century Fox. The premiere of Deadpool 3 is scheduled for September 6, 2024.

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About Hugh Jackman

Australian actor Hugh Jackman was born on October 12, 1968. He began his career in theatre and television before landing his breakthrough role as James “Logan” Howlett/Wolverine in the 20th Century Fox X-Men film series (2000-2017) and the upcoming Deadpool 3 (2024). For the duration of his record-breaking performance as Wolverine, he held the Guinness World Record for “longest career as a live-action Marvel character,” which was broken in 2021.

Also, Jackman has won numerous honours, including two Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Emmy Award. In the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Jackman was named a Companion of the Order of Australia for his contributions to the performing arts and to society at large.

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