Deadpool Film Writers Talk Possible Wolverine Crossover Movie Down the Line
There have been numerous rumors over the last few months regarding whether or not a Deadpool / Wolverine crossover film could ever actually happen. On one hand, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds really wants it, and he is known for his influence when it comes to the movie’s final product. On the other hand, Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman has stated countless times that he wants Logan to be the final time he puts on the claws, but we’ve found him softening to the idea of more films as of late. When some began speculating that Deadpool would show up somewhere in Wolverine’s next film, Logan‘s director James Mangold was quick to shut down the idea.
It seems as though everyone creatively involved with Deadpool and their grandma has given their thoughts about a Wolverine crossover, except for the writers of the film, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. In an interview with The Playlist. The writers voiced their support for the idea:
“It would be amazing to have Hugh resurrect Wolverine in the Deadpool universe,” Wernick said, “Ryan’s making a hard push to make that happen, and hopefully the public gets behind it and we can all convince Hugh to put the claws on one more time.”
With so many people on board with the superhero team-up, it seems like the move should be a slam dunk, right? Well, it seems from a writing standpoint, it could stack up to be a hellish nightmare of plot-hole filling and universe rebuilding.
“If you’re looking at Deadpool 2, if you’re looking at X-Force, if you’re looking at Deadpool 3, there’s not necessarily room for [another] team-up movie. I think it does create real scheduling and universe issues and something that could be ironed out, but it would need to be ironed out. I don’t think any of us operated under the assumption that it would be even possible to do a Deadpool/Wolverine thing, so we just haven’t planned for it, it’s still not in the plan, but if it were to happen, it would require a hard look at the overall architecture of our storylines.”
With so many things stacked against a Deadpool / Wolverine crossover, it looks as though the dream of both heroes hilariously trying and unsuccessfully murdering each other is a lost cause. We haven’t given up hope just yet, because the fact that Deadpool even exists as a movie should prove anything is possible in the X-Men film universe at this point.
Have Deadpool‘s writers dampened your hopes of a Wolverine crossover? Do you think Hugh Jackman would come out of X-tirement for one more film? Are you looking forward to the sequel regardless of Hugh Jackman’s presence? Whatever your thoughts, let us know in the comments below an be sure to check out these other movie-related headlines!
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