The director of Logan (2017) and The Wolverine (2013), James Mangold has a blunt response to Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine.
In a cheeky video, Ryan Reynolds posted to Twitter to confirm Deadpool 3 would be slicing and dicing into the Marvel Cinematic Universe on September 24th, 2024.
Not only that, he announced that Hugh Jackman would be coming with him on this venture, presumingly returning as his much loved Wolverine from the X-Men franchise.
However, fans would be aware that Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine left him very dead. Logan was a dark, gritty and poetic send off for Jackman and it seemed certain that we wouldn’t be seeing him in the role again.
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Director James Mangold went to Twitter to post his blunt response.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) September 27, 2022
The clip is from his film Logan and highlights the so-called death of Wolverine. Though he seems to just be having a laugh, it’s clear Mangold was not informed of Jackman’s survival or his place in the multiverse.
Oh my gosh! Everybody chill. Just kidding! I’m all good! LOGAN will always be there. Multiverse or prequel, time warp or worm hole, canon or non-canon or even without a rationale, I cannot wait to see what maddness my dear friends @VancityReynolds and @RealHughJackman cook up! pic.twitter.com/qaCG4Z39x4
— Mangold (@mang0ld) September 28, 2022
But in the current phase of the MCU, anything is possible. Especially having just seen Patrick Stewart return as Professor X in Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness (2022) and the return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
With both Reynolds and Jackman joining the Marvel Universe in their previous roles, it seems likely that Deadpool 3 will also include some multiverse shenanigans and be packed to the brim with fun cameos.
But whether this will justify retconning Wolverine’s iconic conclusion, remains to be seen.
Check out the original announcement!
Hard keeping my mouth sewn shut about this one. ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/OdV7JmAkEu
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 27, 2022