Deadpool producers finally address the ongoing gossip about doing a crossover with Wolverine. Fans of this idea might just be in for a treat.
At first, Wolverine star Hugh Jackman was pretty sure he would not be returning as Wolverine after “Logan” which is to be premiered March 3rd. But Ryan Reynolds has had an outburst saying: “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.”
Jackman later softened up saying that it just might be the perfect fit, but that the timing is wrong. So where does that leave Deadpool authors Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese? “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,” Wernick confirmed afterwards.
The writer duo certainly never planned for any of this to happen, and even Reese is still skeptical towards this cooperation. In fact, Reese was certain that the combo is simply not feasible when asked to comment about Deadpool appearing in “Logan”. “Yeah, that’s not happening. The tones are just too different,” Reese said.
But this is a different matter because the tone of the crossover would be customized from the beginning. Reynolds is certainly not giving up, if anything, he’s more and more determined as time goes on. In an exclusive interview for Digital Spy, Jackman revealed that Reynolds is still actively trolling him, the most recent misconduct being the delivery of a tray containing 12 cupcakes with “Wolverine”, “Deadpool” and little hearts iced onto them.
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Reynolds was up front about it from the beginning: “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.”
This of course doesn’t hinder the progress of their own franchises in any way and the writers are going to have to do a hell of a job to tangle the story lines in a sensible fashion. The industry is already full of crossovers and all of them have paid out. Deadpool 2 is planned for 2018, while Logan premieres on February 24 in the UK and March 3 in the US.