A Wolverine and Deadpool crossover starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in their respective roles is something we will not be seeing in this Universe of the Multiverse (if there exists one). Even after so many attempts that Reynolds made, Jackman kept denying his return as he hung his claws back in 2017 and is never going to return. Jackman told us all in the past that the only way he would return for the role is if it was a crossover with the MCU characters, well the ship for that has also sailed by now.
After so many failed trials, Reynolds came to a conclusion that Hugh Jackman is done as the Wolverine. But still, it is good to know that he will not stop trying.
“I think convincing Hugh of that would be a near-impossible feat, but there’s no human being I love more than Hugh Jackman in that universe, and equally so as a friend. He’s just the best. I already miss him as Logan, so I’m one of those guys that whenever I see him, I’m like, ‘Come on, man. Just one more. Come on. We’ll do it together. It’ll be fun. Come on! On three. Here we go, together. One, two, three, together,’ and it’s always just me saying it.”
The two icons have been at a war over their social media calling each other out time and time again, but recently they called for a truce announcing their Ad Commercials. Even though the “truce” might not have been totally real since Jackman never thought it was, we did think that Reynolds would surely hold the end of his bargain. But since Jackman called him a f**k**g A**h**e, it seems that we’ve got another game on.
Hugh Jackman took to Twitter to share a video on Sunday, celebrating the Grammy won by The Greatest Showman for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Medium. Everything seemed perfect, it was a nice and happy moment, but Reynolds just had to step in. He opened a new can of worms responding to the tweet with #ThankHughNext, which was a reference to the song “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) February 10, 2019
Well, the friendly feud seems to be on and we cannot ask for more. Reynolds will continue to be Deadpool, probably even with Disney as he totally owns that role and no one can take it away from him. What’s great is that he will also continue to have R-Rated projects under the family-friendly brand of Disney, as confirmed by Bog Iger, the CEO of Disney.
As for Hugh, he isn’t returning as Wolverine, but last year he did say that he was open to playing another Superhero. In his interview with MTV, which took place ahead of his movie “The Front Runner,” he was asked whether he’d be open to playing a new Superhero and here’s what he said:
“Oh yeah, I’d be open to that. Yeah, for sure. I mean… for me I never saw it as a superhero, even when I got Logan and I didn’t know much about the X-Men series or comic book series, I was like ‘these are great characters.’ All of these people are flawed characters. Sure they have extraordinary abilities, right, but they are all really flawed, and that’s what the movie’s about. That’s why people relate to it.”
He talked about the fact that the Superhero genre is growing & evolving with every new movie that comes out, and with them come unique characters who are very relatable characters underneath the shiny abilities.
“There’s a wish fulfillment of ‘I wish I had claws,’ but ultimately I’m like yeah, I know what it’s like to be marginalized. I know what it’s like not to be taken seriously or misunderstood. If only I had the bloody claws, so I see why they’re being so successful, and I’ve kind of been blown away. It certainly exceeded every expectation. They are getting better, better, and better.”
Well, hopefully, we see Jackman star in another big name project/franchise for the years to come.
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