Hugh Jackman to Return as Wolverine in ‘Deadpool 3’ With Ryan Reynolds

Film to be released Sept. 6, 2024

Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds (Getty Images)
Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds (Getty Images)

Hugh Jackman is set to return as Wolverine for a final time in “Deadpool 3” opposite Ryan Reynolds, the actor announced in a skit on instagram.

“Hey everyone, we’re extremely sad to have missed D23, but we’ve been working very hard on the next ‘Deadpool’ film for a good long while now,” Reynolds says in the video. “I’ve had to really search my soul on this one. His first appearance in the MCU obviously needs to feel special. We need to stay true to the character, find new depth, motivation, meaning every Deadpool needs to stand out and stand apart. It’s been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside.”

“Hey, Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?” Reynolds asks. “Yeah, for sure,” Jackman replies.

In addition, the film has a release date of Sept. 6, 2024, along with a new one sheet.

“Deadpool” is among the most successful franchises Disney acquired when it purchased 20th Century Fox in 2019. The first film made $782 million back in 2016, and in 2018 “Deadpool 2” earned $785 million, setting a record as the highest grossing R-rated film until 2019’s “Joker” topped it with $1.074 billion.

Given that the opening credits of “Deadpool” pronounced that the screenwriters were the film’s “real heroes,” this is a pretty important question. That film was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick; they returned to write “Deadpool 2,” joined that time out by Reynolds himself. But things are going to be a little different for the third installment.

Reese and Wernick were working on a new script back in 2019, but for reasons unknown Reynolds and Marvel started looking for new writers and in November 2021 landed on sisters Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin, best known for their Emmy-winning work on the animated comedy series “Bob’s Burgers.” So whatever else “Deadpool 3” will be, it’s definitely going to be hilarious.

Shawn Levy is set to direct “Deadpool 3” for Marvel Studios. Levy most recently directed Reynolds in “Free Guy” and “The Adam Project.”