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Deadpool and Wolverine meeting on screen could have a glimmer of possibility…

February 24th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


Comic book fans will know that Wolverine has a pretty brutal and funny relationship with Deadpool, which has led many fans to speculate that Logan will interact with Ryan Reynolds’s Merc with a Mouth on the big screen.

However, with Hugh Jackman hanging up the claws for good after next year’s latest Wolverine standalone film, many had been resigned to the idea that Deadpool would never feature alongside the character in a film.

However, some good news has come in the shape of writer/producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick saying that they wouldn’t fully shut the door on that idea just yet. They told Cinemablend (via Squareeyed): “What I would say is we’ve broken all the rules, so there are no rules that we’re afraid to break, and so, you never know.”

Reese however, explained that they fully appreciated Jackman’s decision to end his 17-year association with Wolverine: “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.”

“We might be showing up at Hugh’s ranch in Australia with a rag with chloroform on it. You just never know.”

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.