Ryan Reynolds just announced on social that Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in Disney/Marvel’s Deadpool 3, and that the pic is coming out September 6, 2024. That’s the post-Labor Day weekend slot where Warner Bros historically has launched a horror movie. Disney already had the release date on hold, as does New Line for a horror pic.
“Hey everyone, we’re extremely sad to have missed D23, but we’ve been working very hard on the next Deadpool film for a good long while now,” Reynolds says in the video.
“I’ve had to really search my soul on this one. His first appearance in the MCU obviously needs to feel special. We need to stay true to the character, find new depth, motivation, meaning. Every Deadpool needs to stand out and stand apart.
It’s been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside. And I…I have nothing. Yeah, just completely empty up here. And terrifying. But we did have one idea.”
“Hey, Hugh Jackman, you want to play Wolverine one more time?” Reynolds asks as Jackman walks by in the background of the frame, noshing on an apple or something.
“Yeah, sure, Ryan,” he replies, heading upstairs
The 2016 and 2018 Deadpool movies combined were a huge success box office wise for Marvel in the R-rated space, together grossing $1.56 billion. Both Deadpool films and the Jackman-led 2017 X-Men spinoff Logan debuted on Disney+ in July.
Reynolds first appeared as Wade Wilson (Deadpool) in the 2009 Fox/Marvel movie X-Men: Origins: Wolverine — which, of course, starred Hugh Jackman.