‘Deadpool 2′ Updates: Wolverine Can Definitely Appear
Deadpool has already been considered the biggest movie of 2016 so far, earning around $497 million at the global box office since it released last February 12.Advertisement
Accordingly, it was recently announced that Hugh Jackman will not reprise his role as the iconic Wolverine come his last film this 2017. Despite his decision to leave the post after 17 years of portraying one of Marvel’s most bad-ass superheroes, will he reconsider appearing in “Deadpool 2?”
Writers and producers of the successful R-rated “Deadpool,” Rhette Reese and Paul Wernick, announced that a sequel will follow the first film. However, despite the success the franchise has garnered from fans and viewers worldwide, the two relayed their disappointment with regards to Hugh Jackman’s retirement as Wolverine.
During an interview this week, Reese stated, “We would love to be able to have Wolverine go head to head with Deadpool, but we also have to keep in mind that there is this larger X-strategy in place and then there’s also, I think, probably a little fatigue on Hugh’s part. He’s done so many versions of Wolverine and he’s doing one more, and I just have to believe at some point he wants to hang up the claws and I just think we have to respect that. It’s the bottom line, It’s unfortunate that the timing worked out to be the way it is, but at the same time, you can never begrudge an actor or anyone in any profession, the decision to be like alright, it’s time to hand it off to someone else,” reports Cinema Blend.
The timing Reese referred to is Jackman’s retirement the same time “Deadpool” became absolutely famous. Knowing Deadpool and Wolverine’s relationship in the Marvel Comics and their annoyingly, hilarious relationship in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” Reese and Wernick have been dying to get the actor to play the role in “Deadpool 2.”
During the interview, when Wernick was asked about the possibility, he said, “What I would say is we’ve broken all the rules, so there are no rules that we’re unafraid to break, and so, you never know.” Ooh, catchy! Will Jackman reconsider to play the clawed character in “Deadpool 2” then?
In other news, Movie Web reports that “Deadpool’s” lead actor, Ryan Reynolds, may be able to garner a hefty raise, especially if the movie will be able to earn as much as $800 million after three weeks in cinemas. In fact, the report indicates that Reynolds is, at present, formulating a strategy to renegotiate his contract terms with 20th Century Fox upon committing to play Deadpool in the franchise.
Reynolds was also one of the producers of the first installment and, according to the source, he played a huge role in marketing the movie before it hit theaters earlier this month.
Will Hugh Jackman appear as Wolverine in “Deadpool 2”? Will writers/producers Rhette Reese and Paul Wernick convince him to do so? Or will Ryan Reynolds be the one to convince his screen pal?