March 27, 2017


'Deadpool 2' Writers Are Open to a Hugh Jackman Cameo (But Not As Wolverine)

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Hugh Jackman may have put away his retractable Wolverine claws away for good in Logan, but that doesn't mean he's completely finished with the Marvel Universe. The screenwriters of Deadpool 2 recently revealed they're down with the actor making a Hugh Jackman?

"Oh my gosh, that's one we haven't heard. That's not a bad idea. I like that," Rhett Reese said when The Hollywood Reporter brought up Jackman appearing in the movie as himself rather than Wolverine. "Deadpool lives in a world where Hugh Jackman is out there. He's got the People's Sexiest Man Alive cover that he staples to his forehead in the first movie, so maybe he could meet Hugh as Hugh. That would be really funny."

The idea isn't too far-fetched, though. Ryan Reynolds was the first to put the idea in fans' minds. "I want Deadpool and Wolverine in a movie together. What we're gonna have to do is convince Hugh. If anything, I'm going to need to do what I can to get my internet friends back on board to help rally another cause down the line," the actor told Entertainment Weekly in December. "Hugh Jackman is one of the best human beings. Part of the reason I want to do a Deadpool/Wolverine movie is not just because I think the two would light the screen on fire but I genuinely love the guy."

Writer Paul Wernick previously expressed his interest of a Wolverine/Deadpool crossover movie. “We’ve come a long way from 2009, when we couldn’t get the movie off the ground ’til now,” he told Movieweb in February. “And to have [this team-up]? It would be amazing to have Hugh resurrect Wolverine in the Deadpool universe, and again, Ryan’s making a hard push to make that happen, and hopefully the public gets behind it and we can all convince Hugh to put the claws on one more time.”

Reese then brought up the scheduling conflicts with Deadpool and X-Men:

“I think it does create real scheduling and universe issues and something that could be ironed out, but it would need to be ironed out. I don’t think any of us operated under the assumption that it would be even possible to do a Deadpool/Wolverine thing, so we just haven’t planned for it, it’s still not in the plan, but if it were to happen, it would require a hard look at the overall architecture of our storylines."

Logan premiered on March 3. As for Deadpool 2? The film has a 2018 release date and recently announced Michael Shannon is now the frontrunner to play CableAtlanta star Zazie Beetz is also set to play Domino. Next, watch Marvel's editor-in-chief Axel Alonso tell Fuse all about big 2017 plans, including comic book tie-ins with Netflix's shows and the MCU films: