“Deadpool 3” Wraps Filming
The Merc with the Mouth and the be-clawed Canadian mutant have done the deed.
That is, Deadpool 3, after a robust delay caused by SAG-AFTRA strike, has wrapped filming. Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds, announced the news on Instagram on Wednesday, thanking the cast, crew, and director Shawn Levy. He also took up some space in his caption, as you know he’s wont to do, to have a little fun with co-star Hugh Jackman, who Reynolds has long been courting to join him in a Deadpool film while maintaining a very spirited public bantering that has seen countless potshots leveled by both of them.
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In a different world, Deadpool 3 was slated to arrive in theaters on May 3, 2024, but now you can expect it on July 26. This is the first Deadpool film to fall under the official Marvel Cinematic Universe banner, yet everyone involved, including Marvel president Kevin Feige, has promised the franchise will retain its raunch and irreverence.
Reynolds and Jackman have played these roles in the same film before, but to say that 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine is nothing like what Deadpool 3 will be is a massive understatement. In that previous film, Reynolds’ Merc with the Mouth couldn’t even speak—his lips were sewn shut—so to have him in his fully chatty form spewing words at the iconically gruff Wolverine is what fans have been waiting for. In fact, this pairing has been so sought after it even brought Jackman back into the fold for a character he thought he said goodbye to, given that Wolverine died in James Mangold’s stellar 2017 film Logan.
But death, in the MCU, is not often a dealbreaker, especially when it’s all that stands between Reynolds and Jackman sharing the screen together.
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Featured image: L-r: Ryan Reynolds is Wade Wilson/Deadpool and Hugh Jackman is Logan/Wolverine in “Deadpool 3.” Courtesy Ryan Reynolds/Marvel Studios