Hugh Jackman seems up for a movie reunion as Wolverive with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool… but sadly, he doesn’t think it’ll ever happen.
Talking to Yahoo! Movies (via Squareeyed) at the Sundance Film Festival, the actor was asked about starring alongside the new and improved Deadpool: “I love Ryan, he’s a good mate of mine. He’s so fantastic,” he said.
This is referring to two things; firstly that Jackman’s next appearance as the character in his third solo outing could well be his last, and secondly, when he says “probably you” it was directed at his Eddie The Eagle co-star Taron Egerton (also of Kingsman fame). His response? That he hasn’t “quite got the facial hair for it.”
So a face-to-face rematch may not be on the cards at Marvel and Fox just at the moment, but fans can live in hope for the time being.
In a related note, Jackman confirms that filming on Wolverine III is almost ready to happen: “We have a script. A full script. To tell you, two days ago I got that the full finished—well, it’s not finished, but we’re getting super close—as you can see by the rate of my facial hair. That might give you a good clue that perhaps…yeah, it’s sooner rather than later.”
Hopefully – and we love you, Hugh – it can be better than the first two outings; Wolverine deserves to go out in a blaze of glory.