Hugh Jackman to Return as Wolverine in “Deadpool 3”

Hugh Jackman at the BAFTA
Hugh Jackman at the BAFTA "A Life in Pictures with Hugh Jackman" in 2017. Photo by Vianney Le Caer/REX/Shutterstock (9254874ae)

The introduction of the multiverse in the MCU opened the doors for the return of many beloved characters, and Wolverine is the next one in line. Hugh Jackman is officially returning as the iconic X-Men hero in Deadpool 3 alongside Ryan Reynolds.

Ryan Reynolds took it upon himself to announce Jackman’s return in a tongue-in-cheek clip that shows him preparing for the next Deadpool movie, which will serve as the character’s introduction to the MCU.

“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,” says Reynolds in the video before Jackman enters the frame, and agrees to play Wolverine in the next Deadpool movie.

Wolverine made his last appearance in the stand-alone movie Logan, and fans wondered how his recently announced appearance in Deadpool 3 impacts that timeline. Everything is possible in the multiverse, but Jackman and Reynolds decided to sit down and answer all the burning questions, but “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! plays over their explanation.

Deadpool 3 plot details are being kept under wraps, but Reynolds revealed it will hit the theatres on September 6, 2024, with Shawn Levy serving as a director.