Logan Director Promises He's Not Mad About Hugh Jackman's Return in Deadpool 3
The news that Hugh Jackman is reprising his role as Wolverine in Deadpool 3 raised a big question: what about his emotional sendoff in 2017's Logan? Now, Logan director James Mangold is sharing his piece, saying he's "all good" with the MCU's move to bring Jackman back.
On Twitter, Mangold initially posted a GIF of the exact moment X-24 impales Wolverine on a tree in the final minutes of Logan. This led a lot of Twitter users to believe Mangold was upset with the news of the character's return, leading Mangold to explain himself in a follow-up post.
Oh my gosh! Everybody chill. Just kidding! I’m all good! LOGAN will always be there. Multiverse or prequel, time warp or worm hole, canon or non-canon or even without a rationale, I cannot wait to see what maddness my dear friends @VancityReynolds and @RealHughJackman cook up! pic.twitter.com/qaCG4Z39x4
— Mangold (@mang0ld) September 28, 2022
"Oh my gosh! Everybody chill," Mangold wrote. "Just kidding! I’m all good! LOGAN will always be there. Multiverse or prequel, time warp or worm hole, canon or non-canon or even without a rationale, I cannot wait to see what maddness my dear friends @VancityReynolds and @RealHughJackman cook up!"
Jackman's turn as Wolverine in Logan was supposed to be his last, with the actor saying it was "the right time for me to leave the party—not just for me, but for the character". However, Jackman is also on record saying the chance to appear in the MCU would have made him think twice about hanging up the claws.
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Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and Jackman addressed Logan themselves, with Reynolds saying, "Logan takes place in 2029... Totally separate thing. Logan died in Logan, not touching that." The actors also teased a very violent encounter between Deadpool and Wolverine, as you may expect in a movie that's set to be rated R. We'll finally see the two characters come together when Deadpool 3 hits theaters on September 5, 2024.
For more, check out our six biggest burning questions about Deadpool and Wolverine's MCU debut. Or, check out what you, the IGN audience, vote as the most-anticipated Marvel movie or series.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of experience in the gaming industry with bylines at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.
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