We all know that Deadpool exists within the same Marvel universe as the X-Men franchise, mostly because Ryan Reynolds made a brief appearance as Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Now, as Deadpool 2 moves forward, Reynolds has expressed his hopes that the Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, will reprise his character in the next Wade Wilson chapter. While still only talk at this early stage, bringing in Hugh Jackman on the Deadpool sequel would mean developing a deeper connection between Reynolds’ Deadpool character and the X-Men franchise. It would also mean exploring the dynamic between Wade and Logan, who were not the best of friends in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Deadpool Star Ryan Reynolds Wants Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine
On film, Deadpool and Wolverine are mostly at odds with each Marvel character taking up a defensive and antagonistic stance against the other, but, as Entertainment Weekly reveals, that rivalry only extends as far as the characters. Reynolds and Jackman are friendly off screen and, proving that point, Ryan has expressed a deep interest in bringing Hugh in on the next Deadpool film, hoping to develop a greater love/hate relationship for the two characters.
Unfortunately for Reynolds and for Deadpool fans, Hugh Jackman has publicly revealed his interest in retiring the Wolverine for good, following the release of the third Wolverine film, Logan. There’s always the chance that Jackman will change his mind, but, in order for Ryan to get him to do so, the Deadpool actor may have to be pretty convincing.
“I want Deadpool and Wolverine in a movie together,” says Reynolds.
“What we’re gonna have to do is convince Hugh. If anything, I’m going to need to do what I can to get my internet friends back on board to help rally another cause down the line.”
Speaking of the relationships seen on screen versus Reynolds’ real-life friendship with Jackman, the Deadpool actor says their friendship is a big reason he hopes to bring Hugh back as Wolverine. Reynolds says Deadpool and Wolverine would definitely create a great story arc, but he also just wants a reason to work with Jackman, who is both a mentor and a friend.
Ryan Reynolds On Parenting: “This Doesn’t Suck”
When he’s not making plans for Deadpool 2, Entertainment Tonight reveals that Ryan Reynolds is concentrating his efforts on keeping wife Blake Lively happy and being a good father to 1-year-old James Reynolds and her new sibling.
“I get more cool points at home for like, you know, changing a diaper or something like that, but yeah this is, this doesn’t suck,” Reynolds said, as he was awarded as one of GQ‘s Men of the Year.
“[It] doesn’t suck, standing up there next to Warren Beatty doesn’t suck.”
While neither Reynolds or Ms. Lively could be compelled to reveal their new daughter’s name as of yet, Ryan did open up about what it has been like to introduce the new baby into their family dynamic. The Deadpool star said it has been interesting to see how similar the two sisters are so soon after bringing the baby home, adding that their youngest daughter is like a “mini version” of James.
“It’s like an actually cohesive, working, functioning family. It’s amazing to see my older daughter taking care of my younger one,” said Reynolds.
“The Lion King was right! The circle of life exists.”
Ryan obviously scored more points with wife Blake Lively when he shared her sense of urgency in getting back into shape, following her second pregnancy. The Deadpool star said he thinks Blake still looks fantastic, but he’s with her in whatever efforts she wants to make in living a healthier life.
Deadpool 2 is planned for a March 2, 2018 theatrical release.
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