In a thrilling revelation for superhero fans, Hugh Jackman is set to make his return as Wolverine in the highly anticipated “Deadpool 3.” The actor had previously bid farewell to the iconic character in the emotional 2017 film “Logan,” but it seems his return won’t tamper with the finality of that storyline. Jackman’s promise to fans holds true as a first look at “Deadpool 3” shared on social media platforms by both Jackman and co-star Ryan Reynolds reveals Wolverine sporting his classic yellow-and-blue costume from the comic books. This iteration of Wolverine is distinct from Jackman’s previous portrayal, as the beloved superhero has never donned this iconic outfit on the big screen before.
Currently in production under the direction of Shawn Levy, who recently worked with Reynolds on “Free Guy” and “The Adam Project,” “Deadpool 3” is shrouded in mystery regarding its plot details. However, it is evident that the film will delve into the concept of the multiverse, as Deadpool joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe following a series of successful standalone movies produced under Fox.
Joining Jackman and Reynolds in “Deadpool 3” are familiar faces such as Morena Baccarin and Brianna Hildebrand, reprising their roles, along with talented newcomers Emma Corrin and Matthew Macfadyen. In a surprise announcement, Jennifer Garner is confirmed to appear as Elektra, marking her return to the character from Ben Affleck’s 2003 film “Daredevil” and her own 2005 spinoff movie after nearly two decades.
Director Shawn Levy has emphasized the importance of maintaining the franchise’s R-rated edge, and the creative team remains committed to delivering the irreverent humor and colorful language that fans have come to associate with Deadpool. Despite now being a part of the Disney family, “Deadpool 3” will not be sanitized for a younger audience. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have reassured fans that Disney has been supportive, allowing the irreverent and unfiltered nature of the character to thrive.
The much-anticipated “Deadpool 3” is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2024. Fans can expect a thrilling adventure that combines the beloved character of Wolverine, portrayed by Hugh Jackman, with the witty and unapologetic humor of Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool. With the inclusion of classic costumes, the film promises to be a nostalgic and exhilarating addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all while maintaining the R-rated tone that has endeared the franchise to audiences worldwide.