Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds crossing paths on the big screen as their characters in the Marvel Universe, Wolverine and Deadpool, respectively, has been a hot topic ever since the release of Deadpool. Of course, fans reached fever-pitch that the possibility was soon upon us last week, when rumors surfaced of Reynolds shooting a scene with Deadpool 2 director David Leitch for March’s Logan. This was immediately shot down by Logan director James Mangold, Reynolds, and Jackman. But they are definitely cooking something else up, according to other sources, and recent comments from Jackman and Reynolds discussing the possibilities and the desires to be X-characters on in the movies together has us all rather suspicious. Find out what they said after the jump.
“I would love to play Deadpool for as long as they would let me play Deadpool,” Reynolds said.
When asked whether or not the discussions of pairing the duo, now both R-rated, together for a film, Reynolds says the idea wheels are turning.
“We have outlines and stories for a number of different films,” Reynolds said.
Jackman, however, may need a bit of convincing. After all, Logan is said to be his last time sporting Wolverine’s claws after more than 15 years in the role.
“I’m hesitating,” Jackman said. “Because I could totally see how that’s the perfect fit. But the timing may be wrong.”
Reynolds, as persistent as his loudmouth character, is not giving up.
“I have no idea if I can change his mind,” Reynolds said. “It’s the audience: I would exclusively exploit that relationship to get Hugh back for another one.”
Safe to say, the audience would love to see Jackman take on the role of Wolverine at least one more time, and it will only grow if his forray with character in an R-Rated film goes well. Whether it is a full-on buddy film involving the two characters or simply a cameo by Jackman’s Wolverine as Wade travels through time with Cable, the character of which we have no clue who will play him/her in Deadpool 2.
So what’re your thought Nerdbastards, is this a ruse to keep us from thinking there’s some end credits teaser or is it all in our heads? The mysteries abound.