Date: 28th September 2022
Hugh Jackman is officially returning as Wolverine for Deadpool 3 in the MCU, with the news being confirmed by a gleeful Ryan Reynolds on social media.
The Twitter post in question featured a video from Reynolds discussing the fact that Deadpool 3 missed D23, with the post also including a caption reading, "Hard keeping my mouth sewn shut about this one," referencing his less than favorable debut as the titular character in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
As Reynolds sits on his couch, Jackman is seen in the background heading up the stairs. "Hey, Hugh, want to play Wolverine one more time?" The seemingly disinterested Jackman simply responds, "Yeah, sure, Ryan." The video ends with a rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" with the word "You" replaced with "Hugh" as the Deadpool logo appears, before it is cut through by three Adamantium claws, followed by the reveal of the September release date.
Jackman first played Wolverine in 2000’s X-Men, the film that turned him into a global star. After 17 years and nine films (counting several cameos), Jackman officially retired from the role to much fanfare with 2017’s Logan, in which the adamantium clawed mutant was killed off.
Hard keeping my mouth sewn shut about this one. ?? pic.twitter.com/OdV7JmAkEu— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 27, 2022
Source: Press Release