Deadpool fans may not be happy about the latest news regarding Logan. There was a report circulating around the Internet earlier today stating that Ryan Reynolds would be making an appearance as Deadpool in the upcoming Logan film. Fans understandably got excited, as these two characters have had several run-ins in the comic books, especially in relation to their origin stories. The Wrap originally reported the story, stating that Reynolds was on set and filmed a quick scene that would most likely take place after the credits in Logan where Deadpool would show up.
Reynolds took to Twitter to tell fans that as much as it breaks his heart, Deadpool will not be in Logan. Referring to Jackman’s role in Les Misérables, he regrettably lets us know that there will be no support from the Merc with the Mouth.
Sadly, not true. Prisoner 24601 is on a solo mission. https://t.co/5czBmMRfY1— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 28, 2016
Director James Mangold (The Wolverine, 3:10 to Yuma) soon followed, thanking Reynolds for clearing up the confusion. Jackman weighed in as well, backing both of them up.
It is not only the fans that would have liked to see these two Marvel properties appear side by side. In 2016’s Deadpool, there were plenty of moments the film made reference to Jackman and the character that he has played for over 15 years, including having a cutout of the Australian actor’s face stapled onto Deadpool’s head as his girlfriend removed his mask.
Reynolds had also greatly expressed his desire to co-star with Jackman as Deadpool, especially with the latter’s supposed retirement after Logan. If Deadpool and Wolverine were to appear in the same movie together, it would likely have to be with whoever will be the new Wolverine in Fox’s X-Men universe.
This desire is likely fueled additionally by the result of how Deadpool made his big-screen debut back in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where the Merc with a Mouth had his greatest weapon sewn shut. Deadpool’s representation angered fans and Reynolds, who almost left the project because of it. It is difficult to blame him for wanting another opportunity to do it right, similarly to how he pushed for Deadpool to have his own movie.
It may have been too much to hope for this rumor to be a reality. Based on the first Logan trailer that we saw and what we’ve heard about the movie so far, the lighthearted, humorous and crude tone that Deadpool had does not seem to be a match for the darker, depressed mood of Logan. Deadpool’s humor could still work alongside Wolverine in the movies as it has in the comics, and it would be a welcome addition to a darker movie if done properly. Logan is not the movie to include that, even if it is a post-credits scene.
This comes shortly after Jackman shared a new poster for Logan along with the possibility of a new trailer coming soon.
Logan will take place in the year 2024, where mutant births have become extremely rare. A virus may have wiped out most of mutant kind and all that is left of the X-Men is a Charles Xavier losing his sense of who he once was and a weary Wolverine. Logan’s signature healing factor has slowed down and barely works, as made evident by the multiple scars on his body. They will be trying to protect the girl X-23, Wolverine’s female clone, as the Reavers try to hunt them down.
Logan stars Hugh Jackman (Chappie, Les Misérables), Boyd Holbrook (Narcos), Patrick Stewart (Green Room, Blunt Talk), Dafne Keen (The Refugees), Doris Morgado (2 Guns), Stephen Merchant (Hall Pass), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange is the New Black) and Richard E. Grant (Queen and Country). Logan will be in theaters March 3, 2017.
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