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Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine: will be in Deadpool 3

Well, this is unexpected.

Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine: will be in Deadpool 3
Marc Chacksfield
27 September 2022

Hugh Jackman has decided to play Wolverine once more, with a new video confirming that he is back as the X-Men character for the upcoming Deadpool 3 movie.

Jackman returning as Wolverine was revealed in the best way possible, thanks to a light-hearted video posted by Ryan Reynolds (who plays Deadpool).

In the video, Reynolds apologizes for not being at D23 and reveals that he has been searching his soul for a way to make sure that Deadpool's debut in the MCU is a special one. And that's when Hugh Jackman casually walks behind him and Reynolds asks if he'll play Wolverine one more time.

His reply: Yeah, sure, Ryan."

Given the ending of Logan, it's certainly surprising news that Jackman will be back as Wolverine but it does push the hype levels of Deadpool 3 up to, well, the absolute maximum. Also, they can just use the multiverse to justify Jackman's return.

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman did star together in the ill-fated Wolverine: Origins. The X-Men prequel was not well received and we're sure that this will be poked fun at in the new movie.

Hugh Jackman returns for Wolverine: will be in Deadpool 3

Alongside the massive Hugh Jackman reveal, we also have a Deadpool 3 release date: 6 September 2024.

  • Who should be the new Wolverine? Well, after Jackman is finally done with the character, obviously.