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.