It’s the news every fan’s been eagerly awaiting: Hugh Jackman is coming back as Wolverine in Deadpool 3

It was Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds, that broke the huge announcement. “Hard keeping my mouth sewn shut about this one,” he teasingly captioned the social media post.

“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,” the actor says in the accompanying video. “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. And I…I have nothing. Yeah, just completely empty up here. And terrifying. But we did have one idea.”

The idea, it turns out, is a pretty big one. “Hey, Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?” Reynolds then asks as Jackman walks by behind him, casually brushing his teeth.

“Yeah, sure, Ryan,” Jackman replies. As Whitney Houston’s classic song ‘I Will Always Love You’ plays in the video, the Deadpool logo appears, before Wolverine’s sharp claws slice it up. That’s how you do promo, folks. You can watch the full video below.

Deadpool 3 also has an official release date, with the film set to arrive on September 6th, 2024.

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The third film in the franchise will be the first in the MCU. Shawn Levy, who’s previously worked with Reynolds on Free Guy and The Adam Project, will helm the project as director, with Deadpool and Deadpool 2 screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick returning to write the film.

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