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Hugh Jackman talks about Wolverine and Deadpool meeting again and how close Wolverine 3 is…

January 29th, 2016 by Marc Comments


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.

But what of the reunion?
“I’ve never thought about it till now, but doing something with Ryan that’s always attractive to me. But I think you’ve probably got several other people lined up to play [Wolverine]… probably you!”

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.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….