From pretend rivals to co-stars: The Ryan Reynolds-Hugh Jackman saga continues in Deadpool 3

    Ryan Reynolds revealed Hugh Jackman's return as Wolverine in the much-anticipated "Deadpool 3", marking their epic reunion after their playful off-screen banter. Released date: Sept. 6, 2024.

    <p>Hugh Jackman and Ryan Renolds (Source: People)</p>

    Hugh Jackman and Ryan Renolds (Source: People)

    When Reynolds Met Jackman: The Deadpool 3 Saga Continues

    Ah, 2022. The year that gifted us with the news that would make every comic-book lover's heart flutter. Let's rewind the tape, shall we?

    It was September 27th, 2022 when Ryan Reynolds, in true Deadpool panache, pulled out the biggest ace from his sleeve. Via a sly and charismatic video, Reynolds unveiled that his longtime frenemy, the incredible Hugh Jackman, would once again unsheathe his adamantium claws as Wolverine for "Deadpool 3".

    Hugh Jackman as Wolverine (Source: Variety)

    Behind the Scenes: A Marvel-ous Announcement

    Do you recall the clever banter that Reynolds and Jackman generously treated us to on social media? A fun rivalry, mostly pretend, that many of us secretly wished would transcend into an on-screen reunion? Well, the universe heard our collective plea.

    In a video that would soon become iconic, Jackman nonchalantly appeared, munching an apple, before casually committing to the role. The announcement saw the internet lose its collective mind, with over a million likes garnered in a record time of less than two hours.

    Deadpool 3: More Than Just A Film

    “We need to stay true to the character, find new depth, motivation, meaning. Every ‘Deadpool’ needs to stand out and stand apart,” Reynolds had mused. The previous "Deadpool" films stood out with their unique humor and meta-references, but adding Jackman to the mix? That's an Oscar-worthy move right there.

    Jackman's last appearance as Wolverine was in 2017's "Logan", where he hung up his claws, making his return even more sensational. While Jackman had not officially been a part of any "Deadpool" movies, he was always "around", thanks to the films' quirky jokes and references.

    But now? Now, it's the real deal. With "Deadpool 3" being the first in the franchise to be distributed by Disney via 20th Century Studios, the stakes were high, but so was the excitement.

    Deadpool and Wolverine (Source Polygon)

    As Reynolds teased, “Hard keeping my mouth sewn shut about this one”, alluding to the massive secret he had been sitting on. Jackman, forever the man of few words, shared the announcement video simply captioning it, “Yeah, sure.” Classic Jackman.

    Fast forward to today, With the film's release right around the corner, slated for September 6, 2024, we're strapped in and ready for a rollercoaster ride. Will "Deadpool 3" live up to the hype? Given the dynamic duo at its helm, it's hard to imagine otherwise.

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