Wolverine/Deadpool Team-Up Might Be Problematic


On March 2017, Hugh Jackman will take his final bow as Wolverine in the upcoming movie, Logan, and it will be the end of his 17 years career as a superhero. At least that’s what we have been hearing since the previous couple of years.

On the contrary, if Ryan Reynolds had his way; he will drag Jackman right out of his retirement for a team up of Wolverine/Deadpool. In the comics, the two have amazing chemistry and we would love anything more than their brief team up in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The writers of Deadpool, Rhett Reese and Paul Wenick are one of those who are likely to bring together the clawed mutant and Merc with the Mouth but this may bring difficulties in plans.

Succeeding Deadpools critical and commercial victory, Reese and Wernick were suitably brought back for Deadpool 2 which was a deliberate set up of X-Force. They will also undoubtedly be involved in Deadpool 3 if and when it is ordered. However, Reese did speak to The Playlist about the Deadpool/Wolverine movie and told them that some huge changes would require amendments. Here’s what he had to say:

“If you’re looking at Deadpool 2, if you’re looking at X-Force, if you’re looking at Deadpool 3, there’s not necessarily room for [another] team-up movie. I think it does create real scheduling and universe issues and something that could be ironed out, but it would need to be ironed out. I don’t think any of us operated under the assumption that it would be even possible to do a Deadpool/Wolverine thing, so we just haven’t planned for it, it’s still not in the plan, but if it were to happen, it would require a hard look at the overall architecture of our storylines.”

New Mutants, Gambit and a probable sequel of X-Men: Apocalypse will be taking care of the PG-13 fare. However, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are sculpting out their own R-rated corner with Deadpool and since the rumors are that Deadpool 2 will introduce Cable and Domino, this also covers the way for X-Force.

Sounds like the writers may already have a foundation to build the progression of this saga, and as a team up between Wolverine and Deadpool is welcome then it might also be an essentiality that they change their plans and especially not deal with potential scheduling issues. After all, it will for sure be worth the efforts and amendments. Since, Wolverine and Deadpool are from the X-Men franchises primarily and are also the most famous in pop culture. If Hugh Jackman is up for it then seeing Logan fight next to Wade Wilson won’t just be action-packed but humorous as well.

Whether this fantasy does turn into a reality or not, Hugh Jackman will be giving his greatest performance in Logan  when it hits theatres on the 3rd of March. Also, Deadpool 2 arrives in theaters in 2018.