The world is about to see Hugh Jackman’s final go at the Wolverine character with Logan set to come out next week. Fans of both the Wolverine and Deadpool franchises have been hoping and wanting a team-up film since Ryan Reynolds’ go at the character in the 2016 installment. However, Jackman recently shot down the possibility of that happening, at least with his version of Wolverine, in a Q&A with his co-star Patrick Stewart and Logan’s director, James Mangold.
“No, and Ryan is currently sleeping outside my house. [laughs] Look, if that movie had appeared 10 years ago, probably a different story, but I knew 2 and a half years ago that this was the last one. The first call I made was to [Logan director James Mangold]. I said, ‘Jim, I got one more shot at this,’ and as soon as Jim came up with the idea and we worked on it, I was never more excited. But, it feels like the right time. Deadpool, go for it man, do your thing. You don’t need me.”
“In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young Mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.”
James Mangold’s Logan, starring Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Richard E. Grant as Zander Rice, Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce, Stephen Merchant as Caliban, Dafne Keen as Laura Kinney, along with Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez, opens in theaters on Friday, March 3.
Deadpool 2, starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin a.k.a. Colossus and Karan Soni as Dopinder, is reportedly eyed for a 2018 release. John Wick’s David Leitch is directing the untitled sequel, which was written Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first installment.
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