Deadpool 3 has finally started production. The long-awaited sequel has taken a few years to finally get off the ground. Now, with Disney behind the project, Ryan Reynolds’ take on Deadpool will be entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As such, fans are eager to see what’s in store, and now Ryan Reynolds has shared a new photo that reveals Hugh Jackman in a comic accurate Wolverine suit.
Reynolds’ Deadpool is expected to be traveling from the X-Men film continuity in an effort to get to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As such, fans are expecting plenty of hijinks and meta references, especially since Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine will be joining in on the fun. Logan was expected to be Jackman’s final outing as the character, but as it turns out, Jackman has a soft spot for Deadpool. Now we can expect this film to be the Multiverse-themed buddy comedy fans have always wanted.
Here’s the photo Reynolds shared:
First look at Wolverine and Deadpool in ‘DEADPOOL 3’. pic.twitter.com/VH8p17WqMP
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Our first look at Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman suited up as Deadpool and Wolverine in #Deadpool3.
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Fans have been clamoring to see the comic accurate suit on screen ever since Hugh Jackman first portrayed the character back in 2000 – with many thinking we wouldn’t ever see it happen.
The first Deadpool solo film was released in 2016. It was followed by a sequel soon after in 2018. Both films were box office successes and promised big things for the character. Of course, Fox was eventually acquired by Disney, and that slowed down production on the inevitable third installment. Now things are back on track.
Shawn Levy is directing Deadpool 3 from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux previously worked on the film’s screenplay.
The upcoming film stars Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Brianna Hildebrand, and Shioli Kutsuna, in addition to returning cast members Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams, Morena Baccarin, Stefan Kapicic and Rob Delaney. Newcomers include Emma Corrin and Matthew Macfadyen.
Deadpool 3 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2024. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates regarding the highly-anticipated blockbuster as we have them.