Hugh Jackman says he is open to playing Wolverine in the MCU after Deadpool 3
Hugh Jackman shares his thoughts on the possibility of continuing to play Wolverine after Deadpool 3.
Deadpool 3 which will be the first movie in the franchise set inside the MCU is one of the most anticipated movies in the Marvel Studios lineup.
And the biggest reason why is the fact that Hugh Jackman will be reprising his role as Logan aka Wolverine in the movie, and costarring with Ryan Reynolds something that fans have been wishing for since 2016s Deadpool.
Now there has been much speculation on the actor's return and whether or not he will continue playing the role in the MCU after Deadpool 3.
So in a recent podcast with Empire, the actor was asked the same and responded by saying that he takes it one movie at a time and that philosophy works for him.
So it does seem that Hugh Jackman is open to the idea of playing Wolverine in future Marvel projects. Even if this doesnt turns out to be wishful thinking, we should be thankful that the actor chose to return.
Hugh Jackman first played the now iconic role in director Bryan Singer's X-Men movie in 2000 and would go on to play the role after 9 times, his last appearance was the 2017 James Mangold-directed Logan after which he announced he was retiring from the role.
During the podcast the actor had this to say "I imagine every movie as a one-and-done, that's how I see it," he said. "I'll be honest, I had a two-picture deal at the beginning, but I still assumed it was a one-and-done. You know, back then there were no comic book movies, so I just take it one at a time. I’m lucky that way, I don't have to think beyond that, but I think it's the best way to go."
He went on to talk about Deadpool 3 and how its tone is similar to the 1982 buddy cop movie 48 Hours which starred comedian Eddie Murphy.
"How do I categorize it? Ten being really close, zero being the reality, we're zero, we're opposites, hate each other. I'm just talking from my perspective, [Logan's] frustrated by him, wants to be a million miles away from him, or wants to punch him in the head."
While plot details remain under wraps we do know that Deadpool will be time traveling into the future thanks to him ''borrowing'' Cable's time machine and teaming up with Wolverine to take down a new threat.
The only other confirmed cast member is actress Leslie Uggams, who will be reprising her role as Blind Al.
Deadpool 3 will be the first R-rated movie in the MCU and is scheduled to hit theaters worldwide on September 6, 2024.
Meanwhile, the next installment in the MCU, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will hit theaters on 17 February 2023.