Ryan Reynolds just said what we’re all thinking: “I want Deapdool and Wolverine in a movie together.”
The actor, who revitalized his career earlier this year as the crude Marvel assassin that loves to make fun of the X-Men, was speaking to Entertainment Weekly‘s Jess Cagle when he brought up the character played by Hugh Jackman.
The characters already shared the screen in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” but that was derided by both fans and critics, and even Deadpool himself, who said the movie “was a career low for me” in a piece of viral marketing promoting Wade Wilson’s first standalone film. Jackman has said, however, that the upcoming “Wolverine” sequel “Logan” would be his last appearance as the character.
“What we’re gonna have to do is convince Hugh. If anything, I’m going to need to do what I can to get my Internet friends back on board to help rally another cause down the line,” Reynolds said.
“Hugh Jackman is one of the best human beings,” he added. “Part of the reason I want to do a Deadpool/Wolverine movie is not just because I think the two would light the screen on fire but I genuinely love the guy.”
“Logan” hits theaters March 3. “Deadpool 2,” meanwhile, will be directed by David Leitch (“John Wick”) in wake of original director Tim Miller’s departure. No release date has been announced yet.
“We’re just in the development stage but we’re about to move into production,” Reynolds told EW, confirming Fox is casting Cable and “looking at” including telekinetic female mercenary Domino in the sequel, as well.
12 Most Badass Superhero Scenes of 2016, From 'Deadpool' to 'Doctor Strange' (Photos)
This year we met Wonder Woman and The Flash, saw a big fight at the airport, and laughed at everything Deadpool said. Here are the year's best superhero scenes.
Wonder Woman's silver screen debut in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" when she appeared to fight Doomsday at a key moment of the film electrified audiences.
The warehouse fight/Martha rescue scene in "Batman v Superman" featured Batman at his most ruthless and cemented Ben Affleck as the definitive onscreen Caped Crusader.
The airport battle scene in "Captain America: Civil War" delivered the first appearances of both Giant Man and Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is perhaps the best scene in a superhero movie this year.
Black Panther chasing the Winter Soldier in "Captain America: Civil War" can perhaps be called the most thrilling chase scene of the year, rivaling even the classic subway chase in "The French Connection."
Jean Grey unleashing the power of the Phoenix in "X-Men: Apocalypse" and screaming as she tears villain Apocalypse apart was a surprise highlight of the film and set up perhaps one of the most famous X-Men story lines -- "Dark Phoenix Saga" -- for future films.
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Quicksilver rescuing scores of students including some goldfish and a dog from a deadly blast in "X-Men: Apocalypse" all while he is listening to "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics was definitely one of the movie's most memorable scenes.
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The undestruction of Hong Kong at the climax of "Doctor Strange" took a common trope in Superhero Movies -- destruction of major cities -- and flipped it into a refreshing resolution for audiences.
The Cloak of Levitation revealing it has a life of it's own and coming to the Doctor’s rescue at the Sanctum Santorum in "Doctor Strange" provided unexpected comic relief.
The debut of Ezra Miller's "The Flash" in a flashback sequence in "Suicide Squad" gave audiences their first look at the Scarlet Speedster in his full costume.
The "Suicide Squad" sitting in a bar -- giving audiences a backstory on some of the members of the team --delivered in the drama department.
The opening credits of "Deadpool" was full of self-aware humor, starring “a hot chick,” a “British villain” and “the comic relief,” among many other hilarious references set to “Angel of the Morning” by Juice Newton.
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Wade Wilson uttering "you’re about to be killed by a Zamboni" in "Deadpool" to a bad guy on an ice rink left audiences in stitches and was just another stroke of brilliance by the filmmakers.