Deadpool 3: How Wolverine Will Join the MCU and What It Means for the X-Men
Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3 is one of the most anticipated events in superhero movie history. Jackman played Wolverine for 17 years in the X-Men film series, and his final performance in Logan was widely praised. When he announced that he was done playing the character, fans were disappointed. I was disappointed too, but never gave up hope that he would return one day.
That day has finally come. Jackman confirmed in September 2022 that he would be reprising his role as Wolverine in Deadpool 3.
The film will be directed by Shawn Levy, who previously worked with Reynolds on Free Guy and The Adam Project. The script is being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who also wrote the first two Deadpool films.
Details about the plot of Deadpool 3 are still under wraps, but it is known that the film will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Deadpool 3 will be Deadpool’s first movie in the MCU.
This means that Wolverine will be able to interact with other MCU characters, such as Deadpool, Thor, and the Hulk.
Jackman has said that he is excited to return to the role of Wolverine, and he has promised that the film will be “a lot of fun.” He has also hinted that the film will be a more lighthearted take on the character, which is in line with the tone of the Deadpool films.
How Will Deadpool Fit into the MCU?
Deadpool 3 will be the first MCU film to feature Deadpool, who was previously part of the Fox X-Men universe.
One possibility is that Deadpool 3 will acknowledge the multiverse and have Deadpool cross over from his own reality to the main MCU timeline. This could explain why he can interact with other MCU characters and reference events that happened in previous films. It could also allow him to poke fun at the differences between the two universes and break the fourth wall as he usually does.
Another possibility is that Deadpool 3 will ignore the multiverse and simply reboot Deadpool as a new character in the MCU. This could mean that he will have a different origin story, a different personality, or even a different appearance.
Either way, Deadpool 3 will have to balance Deadpool’s unique style and tone with the established rules and expectations of the MCU. It will also have to introduce him to a new audience that may not be familiar with his previous films or comics. This could be a challenge, but also an opportunity to reinvent and refresh the character for a new era.
How Will Wolverine Join the MCU?
The biggest surprise of the Deadpool 3 teaser video was the appearance of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, confirming that he will reprise his role as the iconic mutant for the film. This is exciting news for fans who have been waiting for Wolverine to join the MCU ever since Disney acquired Fox and its X-Men properties. But how will this happen and what version of Wolverine will we see?
One possibility is that Wolverine will join the MCU as the same character from the Fox X-Men films, either through time travel or multiverse shenanigans. This could mean that he will have his memories and history intact, including his relationship with Deadpool from X-Men Origins: Wolverine (which Deadpool himself mocked in his own films).
Another possibility is that Wolverine will join the MCU as a variant from a different timeline, similar to how Loki did in his own Disney+ series. This could mean that he will have a different backstory, a different personality, or even a different appearance. It could also mean that he will have a new costume and claws, which may or may not be made of adamantium.
A third possibility is that Wolverine will join the MCU as a completely new incarnation, unrelated to any previous version of the character.
Whatever version of Wolverine we see in Deadpool 3, it will have to be explained in the context of the multiverse and the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Loki. It will also have to make sense for both Deadpool’s story and Wolverine’s own arc.
What Will Wolverine’s MCU Debut Mean for the X-Men?
Wolverine’s MCU debut in Deadpool 3 is not only exciting for fans of both characters, but also for fans of the X-Men franchise, which is expected to be rebooted by Marvel Studios in the near future. But what will Wolverine’s appearance mean for the future of the X-Men in the MCU? Will he be part of the new X-Men team or will he have his own solo adventures? How will his relationship with Deadpool and other MCU heroes evolve? What stories from the comics could be adapted for the big screen?
One possibility is that Wolverine will be part of the new X-Men team that will be introduced in the MCU, either as a leader or a member. This could mean that he will have a role in shaping the new mutant society and culture, as well as fighting against threats and enemies. It could also mean that he will have interactions and connections with other X-Men characters, such as Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, or Professor X.
Another possibility is that Wolverine will have his own solo adventures in the MCU, separate from the X-Men team. This could mean that he will explore his own past and origins, as well as his own enemies and allies. It could also mean that he will have crossover events and team-ups with other MCU characters, such as Spider-Man, Black Widow, or Captain America.
A third possibility is that Wolverine will have a mix of both team and solo adventures in the MCU, depending on the story and the situation. This could mean that he will balance his loyalty and duty to the X-Men with his own personal goals and desires. It could also mean that he will have conflicts and challenges with both his friends and foes.
Whatever role Wolverine plays in the MCU, it will have to be consistent with his character development and evolution. It will also have to be faithful to his comic book roots and fan expectations.
What We Know So Far About Deadpool 3
- The film will take place before the events of Logan, so it will not contradict the ending of that film. Please refer to the second video above.
- Jackman has said that he will be wearing the classic yellow and blue Wolverine costume in the film. This is confirmed.
- The film will be rated R, so it will be full of the same kind of humor and violence that fans have come to expect from the Deadpool films.
- Jennifer Garner is returning to the role of Marvel Comics’ assassin antiheroine Elektra for Deadpool 3, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Excited or Skeptical?
Deadpool 3 and Wolverine’s MCU debut are two of the most anticipated events for Marvel fans in the next few years. The teaser video that Ryan Reynolds released has raised a lot of questions and excitement about how these two characters will fit into the MCU and what it will mean for the future of the X-Men franchise. We can’t wait to see what surprises and twists await us when Deadpool 3 hits theaters on May 3rd, 2024.
What do you think of Deadpool 3 and Wolverine’s MCU debut? Are you excited or skeptical?