There are a handful of actors who are the perfect fits for the superhero roles they play in the plethora of comic book based movies. Robert Downey Jr. nails it as Tony Stark and Iron Man. Chris Evans is great in the role of Steve Rogers, better known as Captain America. More recently, Ryan Reynolds was given the chance to become Deadpool, and he certainly did not disappoint.
But the original actor/superhero combo that was the match made in heaven dates back to the year 2000, when the X-Men hit the big screen. Hugh Jackman was tasked with the role of playing Logan, who everyone knows by the name Wolverine. He is the biggest name in the X-Men franchise, and Jackman has certainly helped cement that idea. Including the original mentioned above, X-Men, Jackman has appeared as the clawed hero a total of eight times.
Unfortunately for fans, Jackman has stated that his next go round as Wolverine, which will be the character’s third solo outing (Logan hits theaters March 3rd, 2017), will be his last. Jackman will be hanging up the claws, meaning the 48-year-old actor will be moving on from the X-Men Universe.
Or is he? The characters Wolverine and Deadpool have a very rich history within the pages of the comics, and it just so happens that Deadpool will be dropping his second film, Deadpool 2, on March 2nd, 2018. With Reynolds and Jackman sharing such a good relationship, plus the fact that a cameo could have already been filmed, and I am not ruling out a Wolverine cameo in Deadpool 2.
So let’s start with some comments made by Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds is on record as saying he wants to see Wolverine and Deadpool in a movie together. Reynolds is known to get the internet behind him, and if Reynolds wants, he can certainly stir that pot.
Next, let’s take a look at the report that Deadpool would be appearing in Logan. There were multiple reports that a scene was shot by David Leitch with Reynolds in costume for the upcoming Wolverine film. Some people speculated that the scene would simply be a credit scene and may not even see the two characters interact. It did not take long for almost every key player involved to deny the report. Jackman, Reynolds, and James Mangold, the director of Logan, all said the report was false.
That got me to thinking. Maybe a scene was in fact shot with both men in costume. And maybe the scene was not for Logan, but instead for Deadpool 2. In such a scenario, the denial of Deadpool appearing in this year’s Wolverine film would make perfect sense, as the Merc with a Mouth is not going to appear.
The scene could also be a non-physical one that does not require Jackman to appear in full on Wolverine mode. The scene could be a simple exchange with some great one-liners between the two great characters. This type of scene could certainly make twisting Jackman’s arm into coming back for one more cameo a little easier.
With the next Deadpool film set to hit theaters only a year after Wolverine’s third solo outing, the scene could easily have been completed during the filming of Logan’s film. In such a case, Jackman would not be lying by saying that is his last time as the character. Sure one scene would be saved for a future film, but it would not require the actor to film in character down the road.
We know he won’t have a central part in Deadpool 2, but could we at least get a cameo? It would be something fans would remember for a very long time. What better way to send the character off than to see him interacting with the funniest character on the big screen today?
What do you think? Is there any chance we could see Wolverine make one last cameo after the conclusion of Logan? Tell us in the comments!