Early last week rumors were shot down that Ryan Reynolds had filmed a scene for the upcoming Wolverine movie, Logan. If you are one of the many fans who want to see these two characters on the big screen together, don’t lose hope just yet.
Variety recently published an in-depth look at the career of Reynolds and the Golden Globe nomination for Deadpool. Among other things, the actor reveals that he hopes more than anything to get Deadpool and Wolverine on screen together.
“I would love to play Deadpool for as long as they would let me play Deadpool. We have outlines and stories for a number of different films.” He envisions a standalone movie with Deadpool and Wolverine — although that’s news to Jackman… Reynolds isn’t giving up. “I have no idea if I can change his mind,” he says. “It’s the audience: I would exclusively exploit that relationship to get Hugh back for another one.”
Hugh Jackman has had his heart set on leaving the role behind after Logan, primarily because the role puts such a strain on the actor’s body. Variety also caught up with Jackman who still seems unconvinced but is open to the idea of a shared film between Wolverine and Deadpool.
“I’m hesitating,” says Jackman, who plans on retiring the Wolverine character this year, “because I could totally see how that’s the perfect fit. But the timing may be wrong.”
I think I speak for everyone when I say that this is promising. Hugh Jackman has played the role of Wolverine for 15 years but it’s not every day an opportunity like this comes along. Logan also looks like it will be a unique Wolverine movie with a real focus on the character, so perhaps the success of his next film could push him to return.
It’s exciting to think that we might one day get a movie starring Reynolds and Jackman but for now, the actors have other priorities. Jackman is prepping for the release of Logan, while Reynolds continues to develop and work on a sequel to Deadpool set for release in 2018.