While many fans consider Logan to be the peak of what a Wolverine film could be, some were left wondering why his longtime rival Sabretooth didn’t appear in the film. Liev Schreiber, who played the villain in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, has finally revealed why he didn’t make an appearance in Logan.
Logan was meant to be a celebration of Wolverine, giving fans the gritty Old Man Logan film they always wanted while also closing the book on Hugh Jackman’s time with the character. This was accomplished by X-24, a clone of Wolverine, killing off Logan in the film’s climax. While a fitting end to the character, many fans wondered by the honor of killing such a legendary hero didn’t go to his biggest adversary Sabretooth. According to actor Liev Schreiber, the answer is simple: 20th Century Fox didn’t ask him to appear in the movie.
“They didn’t ask me,” Schreiber told GQ. “I don’t think he was part of that story. I would have loved to bring Victor back, anytime, anywhere. It wasn’t part of that narrative…I’m wondering if I’m getting a little long in the tooth, so to speak, but probably not for Sabretooth.”
While it’s a shame such an iconic foe for Wolverine wasn’t able to appear in Logan, fans may not be out of hope to see the two reunite. With Hugh Jackman donning the spandex one last time for Deadpool 3, it’s not impossible for Liev Schreiber to strap on his own pair of claws for a rematch. However, it’s more than likely fans will have to be content with the interpretation of Sabretooth seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Even if fans, and Ryan Reynolds, want everyone to forget the film.
Who else is attached to the Deadpool threequel?
Shawn Levy is directing Deadpool 3 after working with Ryan Reynolds on Free Guy and The Adam Project. The upcoming Marvel Studios project also marks a reunion between Levy and Hugh Jackman as the two worked together on Real Steel.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are developing the Deadpool 3 script after penning the first two installments in the series. The Molyneux sisters worked on a previous draft of the project.
Deadpool 3 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 8, 2024. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!