If Wolverine really is to reunite with the Merc With a Mouth on the silver screen, it won’t be for Logan.
Just yesterday, the Internet neared a standstill after a report claimed Ryan Reynolds’ irreverent Deadpool would swing by for a cameo role in James Mangold’s R-rated threequel. Despite garnering some traction online, both the director and Reynolds himself quickly doused rumors, confirming that the fast-talking mercenary has no part to play in Wolverine’s upcoming swan song – end-credits scene or otherwise.
And though the twosome originally shared the screen during X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it’s difficult to imagine a scenario where Deadpool fits into the bleak, apocalyptic world of James Mangold’s Logan – breaking the fourth wall and ridiculing movie conventions is all well and good for a stylish solo film, but not if it comes at the expense of hard-hitting drama. That’s something that Ryan Reynolds echoed in a new Tweet posted today, revealing that while he’s still open to the idea of a Deadpool/Wolverine crossover film, his “big red shit-talker” simply wouldn’t mix with the somber, harrowing story that James Mangold and Co. have created.
No. I want a Deadpool/Wolvie film. But Logan is its own unique & perfect thing. The Big Red Shit-Talker wouldn’t mix with the tone. https://t.co/35WpEJLJ10
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 29, 2016
Logan , meanwhile, will bring the curtain down on Hugh Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine on March 3rd, 2017. A second, and presumably final trailer is expected to claw its way online in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to We Got This Covered for more coverage.