Update: Last month, Ryan Reynolds rather blatantly began a public campaign to persuade Hugh Jackman to appear as his beloved cinematic alter-ego, the Wolverine, in a Deadpool sequel down the line. While on paper this sounds like a perfectly marvelous idea, it runs into one small issue: Jackman has been adamant for years that March’s Logan wll be his swan song as the clawed superhero. Well… now Jackman isn’t fully certain about that, even though he’ll likely keep the third Wolverine solo film as his final superhero movie. Probably.
In a recent Variety profile on Ryan Reynolds, Mr. Jackman just slightly creaked the door open to the possibility of appearing in a Deadpool film.
“I’m hesitating,” Jackman said to Variety about his plans for retiring the character. “Because I could totally see how that’s the perfect fit. But the timing may be wrong.”
Reynolds also reiterated his interest in convincing Jackman to reup for some Merc with the Mouth goodness.
“I have no idea if I can change his mind,” Reynolds e says. ”It’s the audience: I would exclusively exploit that relationship to get Hugh back for another one.”
You can read about Reynolds’ original plea below.
Original Story 12/12/16: With production set to begin on Deadpool 2 next year, Ryan Reynolds is going to be busy for the foreseeable future. But once he’s done on the movie, it sounds like he’s interested in luring Hugh Jackman out of his Wolverine retirement.
Jackman is playing Wolverine for the final time in the upcoming Logan, which lands in cinemas in March 2017. After that, he’s been adamant that he’s done with the character. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, though, Reynolds has said “I want Deadpool and Wolverine in a movie together.”
How serious he was being is unclear, but he also added that “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.”
Reynolds also praised Jackman as “one of the best human beings,” arguing that a Deadpool and Wolverine crossover movie “would light the screen on fire.”
It’s a long shot, of course. But stranger things have happened. Just ask Batman…