Sure, a version of "Deadpool" and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine have already teamed up, thanks to the excruciating X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but wouldn't it be amazing if Ryan Reynold's wittily maniacal mercenary could join forces with Hugh Jackman's Logan? Well, Reynolds agrees — and he's actively trying to get Jackman to do so, too.
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Variety has released a new extended interview with Reynolds in the run up to Deadpool potentially striking big in the movie awards season. As well as discussing the runaway success of the movie, Reynolds also teased a glimpse of future Deadpool projects, saying multiple ideas for future films beyond Deadpool 2 are being discussed... including a Wade/Logan team-up:
I would love to play Deadpool for as long as they would let me play Deadpool. We have outlines and stories for a number of different films.
...I have no idea if I can change [Jackman's] mind [about a team up]. It's the audience: I would exclusively exploit that relationship to get Hugh back for another one.
Jackman, however, is resistant to the idea, especially after declaring that he would retire from the role after this year's Logan:
I'm hesitating, because I could totally see how that's the perfect fit. But the timing may be wrong.
Which, while not really confidently positive, isn't exactly a no, is it? Hope springs eternal and all that. The comments are particularly interesting coming off the back of last week's report from The Wrap that Deadpool would make a cameo appearance in Logan's post-credits scene — a report that was swiftly and publicly denied by Jackman and Reynolds on social media. So while that avenue seems closed altogether, there's still a chance, if Jackman relents, that Wolverine and Deadpool could come together on the big screen once more.