Marvel Casting News: Hugh Jackman is Returning as Wolverine in 'Deadpool 3'

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Hollywood, CA/USA; February 2, 2013; Hugh Jackman arrives to the 65th Annual DGA Awards in Hollywood, California. (Krista Kennell /

Marvel's 'Deadpool 3'.

The film's title has yet to be revealed, but tantalizing hints have been dropped.

After 2017's Logan, Hugh Jackman was done with Wolverine until he watched Deadpool in 2016. After watching Reynolds ' film, Jackman recently revealed to Variety that he began having thoughts of reviving the Mutant character. These musings led him to sign on for merchandise licensing opportunities and eventually agree to appear as Wolverine alongside Ryan Reynolds in an upcoming Deadpool 3 movie.

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"I went to a screening of Deadpool. I was 20 minutes in, and I was like, 'Ah, damn it!' All I kept seeing in my head was 48 Hours with Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy," said Hugh Jackman. "So it's been brewing for a long time. It just took me longer to get here."

Hugh Jackman stated that Ryan Reynolds reached out to him frequently about the idea of a Deadpool and Wolverine movie. However, after spending time with his family on a trip to the beach in August, he finally decided to agree and sign on for Deadpool 3. "I think, actually, he'd given up. It was a big shock to him. There was a massive pause, and then he said, 'I can't believe the timing of this."

Reynold swas on his way to meet Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige when he got the call. He shared that he had already met with Feige years earlier after Disney's acquisition of Fox, but at that moment, Feige said that bringing in Wolverine was not possible then.

Hugh Jackman ended the interview by teasing that the third installment in the R-rated Deadpool series will not be called Deadpool 3. The film is set to release on November 8, 2024. "Well, not in my heart. I'm pretty sure Wolverine wouldn't like that title."

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