It looks like Wolverine and Deadpool won’t be making up for their not-so critically acclaimed first encounter in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”.
Rumours suggested that Ryan Reynolds and his Deadpool persona were expected to make a cameo in the highly-anticipated “Logan”, but both parties have since shut down the notion. Fans would likely roar for such a cross-over, as both characters have gone on to star in well-received blockbusters.
“Sadly, not true. Prisoner 24601 is on a solo mission,” Reynolds wrote, referring to Jackman’s role in “Les Miserables”.
But that doesn’t mean Reynold’s isn’t jonesing for a Wolverine v. Deadpool movie:
“Logan” director James Mangold confirmed the Vancouver-born actor’s statement, adding:
And in case you still weren’t convinced, Jackman put the final nail in the coffin.
Adding to the hype behind the last entry in Jackman’s Wolverine saga, the actor shared the latest poster for his “X-Men” movie on Twitter — teasing the film’s March release.
As the sun figuratively sets on Jackman’s character – a role he was played nine times over two decades – “Logan” is setting up to be a swan song for both the actor and the character.
Set in the distant future where mutants have nearly vanished, Logan’s anti-aging and healing powers have begun to fail him. Still caring for an ailing Professor X, Logan has dedicated his life to protecting a young female clone of himself.
If there’s anything to be gleaned from the new poster, Logan isn’t quite ready to give up the fight just yet as he turns his back on the horizon with claws extended.
The actor also shared a still from the film on Instagram, captioning it “MANGOLD” in reference to “Logan” director James Mangold. .
“Logan” hits theatres on March 3.