- What’s causing the delay in Deadpool 3?
- Who will return for Deadpool 3?
- Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine and why it won’t affect James Mangold’s Logan
It looks like we might have to wait a little longer for Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman to play the same role in Deadpool 3. According to reports, the film’s May 2024 release date might be postponed due to the actors’ strike deadline. Disney has not officially confirmed or commented on the release date change.
The third part of “Deadpool” was originally scheduled to be released on September 6, 2024. It was later postponed to November 8, 2024 until Disney announced the new date of May 3, 2024. Filming for the film began in late May of that year during the WGA strike, but production was halted when the SAG-AFTRA strike began on July 14.
Since the strike is ongoing and the film is not ready yet, the alleged delay is inevitable. Aside from the change in Deadpool 3’s release date, other Marvel films could also face the same fate, such as Thunderbolts, which was scheduled to release on December 6, 2024. “Thunderbolts” also halted production in May due to circumstances surrounding the screenwriter’s failure.
Captain America: Brave New World will be the next Marvel film to hit theaters in 2024. There’s no word on whether there will be a release date change for this film.
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Who is in “Deadpool 3”?
Deadpool 3 will be directed by Shawn Levy and will see the return of Ryan Reynolds as the fourth-wall-breaking mercenary Deadpool/Wade Wilson. Joining Reynolds is Hugh Jackman, who reprises his role as Wolverine/Logan. Also returning to the franchise are Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Leslie Uggams as Al and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Zazie Beetz, who played Dominio in Deadpool 2, will reportedly not be returning.
Also returning in the threequel are Stefan Kapicic as Colossus, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio.
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Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine
The announcement that Hugh Jackman would be joining Deadpool 3 was made in an unconventional way, yet still in keeping with the franchise’s brand. In a video published in September 2022 Reynolds YouTube channel, the actor revealed that Hugh Jackman would once again sport the adamantium claws as Wolverine. “His first appearance in the MCU obviously has to feel special,” the actor begins in the voiceover during a montage of him walking through the forest and working on a typewriter. Reynolds continued talking about staying true to the character and finding depth before trailing off and saying, “…and I have nothing.” All of this build-up leads to Hugh Jackman casually walking across the screen while Reynolds answers the question asks: “Hey Hugh, do you want to play Wolverine again?” Jackman replies: “Yes. Sure, Ryan.”
Jackman’s return as Wolverine caused a wave of excitement among fans. The last time we saw the actor in this role was in James Mangold’s Logan. Although Jackman will play Wolverine again, Reynolds specifically states that Deadpool 3 would have no impact on the ending of Mangold’s film. This could mean that the Wolverine we’ll see in Deadpool 3 is from a different universe or timeline, as the MCU has featured in recent films like Avengers: Endgame, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness ” and other series that have turned to the multiverse like “Loki”.