In a recent interview with SiriusXMHugh Jackman spoke to Radio Andy about his return as the iconic X-Men role of Wolverine.
Jackman confirms that he initially did not think he would reprise his role again and that Ryan Reynolds spent a long time trying to convince him to return. However, all the convincing had paid off and Jackman is now confirmed to be in Deadpool 3. Jackman explains just how Wolverine comes back to the story line and it seems to have to do with time travel. The upcoming Shawn Levy will see a time travel device in use and Jackman shares that because of “this device they have in the Marvel world of moving around timelines.” He explains that it allows the films to jump around and will not “have to screw with the Logan timeline,” which he saw as of utmost importance to him. He shares in the interview,
“But then I just put it aside and I was like, ‘No, no I’m done.’ And then we made Logan and I was super happy with it. But all because of this device they have in the Marvel world of moving around timelines now we can go back, because, you know, it’s science. And so I don’t have to screw with the Logan timeline which was important to me, and I think probably to the fans too.”
Jackman explained what brought him back to the character of Wolverine, even though he was very happy to end with Logan. He says that since watching Deadpool“all [he] could see was Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours,” and he immediately knew that “[this is a] kind of dynamic [audiences] haven’t had before.” Jackman has not revealed just how the time travel device will be used in the film.
Deadpool 3 is set to premiere in theaters on November 8, 2024.
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