Logan director James Mangold is sharing his piece, saying he's "all good" with the MCU's move to bring Hugh Jackman back

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," 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.
How to Watch the Wolverine Movies in (Chronological) OrderThe X-Men movie timeline is an utter mess so here is the best guideline for watching Wolverine's story in the right order.Timeline 1<br>
1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)<br/>Where to Watch: Disney+, or rentable on most platforms.<br>
The easiest way to kick off a Wolverine binge is with Wolverine's movie origin story, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which traces his beginnings in Canada, in the 1800s, through his time with Major William Stryker's Team X - and then, naturally, the bonding of Wolverine's skeleton with the indestructible metal adamantium during the Weapon X program. Liev Schreiber also stars as Victor Creed -- aka Sabretooth (and Wolverine's half-brother).  The story drops Wolverine off close to the doorstep of 2000's X-Men.
Timeline 1<br>
2. X-Men (2000)<br/>Where to Watch: Disney+, or rentable on most platforms.<br>
Next up? The first-ever live-action X-Men movie, which features Wolverine, and Anna Paquin's Rogue, being brought into Professor Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters - and becoming members of the X-Men. A reluctant Wolverine, crushing on Famke Janssen's Jean, helps the team topple Ian McKellen's Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants. James Marsden and Halle Berry also star.
Timeline 1<br>
3. X2 (2003)<br/>Where to Watch: Disney+, or rentable on most platforms.<br>
The excellent sequel to X-Men, X2: X-Men United, brings back ghosts from Wolverine's past as Wiillian Stryker -- now played by Brian Cox -- returns to hijack Xavier's mutant-tracking computer Cerebro, in order to destroy every mutant, causing Xavier's students and Magento's team to combine their forces to stop him. The original cast is back, plus Alan Cumming, Aaron Stanford, and Kelly Hu.
Timeline 1<br>
4. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)<br/>Where to Watch: Disney+, or rentable on most platforms.<br>
Combining two big X-Men comic arcs -- Timeline 1<br>
5. The Wolverine (2013)<br/>Where to Watch: HBO, HBO Max,, or rentable on most platforms.<br>
After his time with X-Men, Wolverine found himself grieving in 2013's The Wolverine, from director James Mangold (who would later direct Logan). Starring alongside Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, and Hiroyuki Sanada, Jackman's Wolverine travels to Japan where he agrees to transfer his healing powers to a tech CEO named Ichiro, giving up his curse of immortality. This is the final
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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