Ryan Reynolds said he was happy to bring the character of Wolf Man into Deadpool 3 in a way that “Hugh Jackman approved”.
The Hollywood star said the upcoming superhero blockbuster will “fully preserve Logan’s legacy” – Jackman’s final outing as a Marvel character.
The pair revealed their team for the latest installment of the franchise in a surprise announcement in September.
Jackman played Wolverine in eight X-Men films from 2000 until 2016, and was last seen in the independent film Logan in 2017.
The pair appeared together in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in which Reynolds made his debut as Wade Wilson.
Jackman made a brief appearance in the second Deadpool film, but had previously ruled out the chance of a standalone crossover between his character and Reynolds’ tough, quiet superhero.
Speaking on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Reynolds said he’s “lucky” to work in the industry with “extremely talented people.”
“We found a way to do it that Hugh Jackman approved and Kevin Feige approved,” he said.
“We’re completely protecting Logan’s legacy the way it was, we’re not going to mess with that, and I’m really excited.”
He continued: “I am very fortunate to work in this industry and especially extremely fortunate that I have been in this industry for so long.
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“But I really want to work with really talented people or people that I love and really are my best friends.
“Unfortunately Hugh doesn’t qualify as either but I’m glad I’m a Logan fan.”
In March, Reynolds confirmed the second sequel would be directed by Shawn Levy, having worked together on the 2021 action comedy Free Guy and this year’s sci-fi film The Adam Project.
It’s another directorial change for the Marvel franchise, with the original 2016 Deadpool directed by Tim Miller and a sequel by David Leitch.
It’s also the first Deadpool movie since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, which distributed the first two.
In the video, Reynolds confirms Deadpool 3’s release date is September 6, 2024.
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