January 26, 2023

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What made Hugh Jackman decide to return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3? Web movie

After Logan, the last of the Wolverine movies, no one expected to see Hugh Jackman as Wolverine again. Especially since the actor himself confirmed that James Mangold’s 2017 film was his farewell to the role. The news that Jackman would return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3 was quite a surprise. However, we still don’t know what happened that the star changed his mind and decided to pack up again and put on metal claws. After an interview with Chris Wallace on “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” Everything became clear.

The actor also revealed how long his training courses would take to prepare for the role.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Deadpool 3

When asked why he decided to make his tenth appearance as Wolverine, Jackman noted that he had refused to return many times before, but “Deadpool 3” turned out to be a challenge worth changing his mind. The actor also revealed that his wife had a big role in this decision.

I’m asked every single day, whether it’s in interviews or by Ryan Reynolds calling, “Can we do that again?” I replied, No, I’m done with that. Someone said to me, I think she was my wife Deb, what do you want to do next? (…) And he just got me. Because when I think of Ryan, Deadpool, and Wolverine, who are classic comic book enemies, there’s a dynamic between them that I never had a chance to bring out as Wolverine. (…) Remember the wonderful movie with Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy “48 Hours”? (…) He reminds me of these two characters, you know, a smart guy and a gray guy, old, hard, snappy, describing me, and I thought it would be fun, something I had never done before. And I can’t wait.

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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in “Logan: Wolverine”

As Jackman confirmed, it’s not without reason that “Deadpool 3” will take place before the events of “Logan,” so what happened in the 2017 movie doesn’t rule out his character appearing alongside Deadpool.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine – How long will the preparations last?

When asked about returning to his signature Wolverine form, Jackman replied that he knows how to do it:

I have learned that this process cannot be rushed, it takes time. So we have 6 months. And during that time, I wouldn’t do anything else. I will be with my family and I will do sports. This will be my job for 6 months. And now I’m really fit. Thanks to 8 shows a week on Broadway where I sing and dance. So I am healthy and this is a good starting point.

Deadpool and Wolverine – Shared History

Deadpool and Wolverine fans will remember their joint appearance in the 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine. However, Deadpool’s appearance there was not warmly received by viewers. After realizing this unfortunate incident, Ryan Reynolds travels to the past in “Deadpool 2” to redeem his former self.

“Deadpool 3” – what do we know about the movie?

Until now, it is not known what “Deadpool 3” is about. The screenplay was written by sisters Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, known from the TV series Bob’s Burgers. This will be the first Deadpool movie made since Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox. Fans worried about the transition to the Marvel universe mean PG-13 Deadpool have been reassured by Kevin Feige. The head of Marvel Studios has confirmed that “Deadpool 3” will maintain its R rating.

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Shawn Levy will direct the movie. The director has already collaborated with Ryan Reynolds. The guys made two movies together. The first was “Free Guy” (2021), and the second is “Projekt Adam” (2022), which just came out on Netflix. In addition, Levi’s filmography includes, among others: “Night at the Museum” (2006), “Riants of Steel” (2011), “Interns” (2013) and the series “Stranger Things” (Levi directed 6 episodes).

The first Deadpool movie (2016) was directed by Tim Miller. The sequel to “Deadpool 2” (2018) directed by David Leitch.

Trailer for the movie “Logan”