Despite the ongoing writers’ strike, production on Deadpool 3 still kicked off this month, which — given past movies that forged forward in the midst of the last strike (famously, Quantum of Solace and Revenge of the Fallen) — isn’t necessarily a great sign.
Taking to Twitter on May 23, Deadpool creator Rob Liefield provided fans with a rare update on the project and shared that the film is “way more of a Wolverine movie [than a Deadpool movie].”
Also, just FYI – this is WAY more of a Wolverine movie
— robliefeld (@robertliefeld) May 23, 2023
While plot details are being kept under wraps, Ryan Reynolds — long before Deadpool 3 with Wolverine ever became a reality at Marvel Studios — said that when the franchise was still owned by Fox (who made the first two movies), the plan was for Wade Wilson and Logan to go on Rashomon-esque road trip.
Given that this will likely be the final time the 54-year-old Jackman plays Wolverine — granted, he said he was hanging up the claws after 2017’s Logan — it makes sense that the MCU would want to put the spotlight of the movie on him.
Despite the move to the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, reports indicate that Deadpool 3 will maintain the series’ trademark humor as the film is set to be rated R, which is a first for the MCU.
Alongside the football-obsessed Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman returning as his iconic portrayal of Wolverine, Deadpool 3 will feature Succession star and Emmy Award winner Matthew Macfayden — who Reynolds says he’s a *huge* fan of — The Crown breakout Emma Corrin (who, according to rumors, is playing the film’s primary antagonist, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Morena Baccarin , Stefan Kapičić , Rob Delaney, Brianna Hildebrand, and Shioli Kutsuna.
At this time, Deadpool 3 is currently scheduled to hit movie theaters in the United States on November 8, 2024, which would make it part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 5.