Ryan Reynolds, a Marvel star, has revealed major details about the long-awaited Deadpool sequel and teases the superhero’s return.
Reynolds made his Marvel debut in the 2016 film “Deadpool,” a spin-off of the “X-Men” film franchise. He later reprised his role in the sequel, “Deadpool 2,” in 2018.
Reynolds reveals a major detail in the third installment, four years after the last “Deadpool” film. The 45-year-old actor acknowledges his absence from the recent D23 expo in a video announcement posted on his social media pages and reveals that he and the team have been hard at work on the third film.
Reynolds first hinted at the upcoming sequel in the post-credits sequence of “Deadpool 2,” in which the anti-hero travels through time to kill different versions of himself.
“I 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 and motivation, new meaning. Every Deadpool needs to stand out and stand apart.”
The biggest surprise in the video was delivered in the most comedic way possible, with Hugh Jackman casually walking by in the background as Reynolds asked him if he wanted to be in the third film.
Reynolds asked the “Wolverine” actor:
“It’s been an incredible challenge that has formed me to reach down deep inside, and I… have nothing. Yeah. Completely up here. And Terrifying. But, we did have one idea. Hey Hugh. You wanna play Wolverine one more time?”
“Yeah, sure Ryan.”
This revelation backs up numerous fan theories about an easter egg from the previous film. Hugh Jackman appeared briefly in the post-credits scene of “Deadpool 2,” as Wade Wilson humorously breaks the fourth wall, telling him they may have to meet again as he kills a different version of himself.
Fans took to Twitter to express their excitement for the upcoming “Deadpool” threequel, even going so far as to suggest that Wolverine will save the Marvel cinematic universe from its flop era.
The return of Wolverine to the Marvel cinematic universe wasn’t the only major reveal, as the ending also revealed that “Deadpool 3” will premiere on September 6, 2024.