Deadpool & Wolverine Project (Not Logan) Could Be In Works

Ryan Reynolds will not reprise Deadpool in 2017's Logan, but there is a chance he reunites with Hugh Jackman on a different project.

Wolverine and Deadpool

One year after scoring a massive R-rated comic book hit with Deadpool, 20th Century Fox is hoping to replicate that success with the R-rated Logan, allegedly Hugh Jackman's final turn as Wolverine. While the two projects share the same MPAA classification, they could not be more different in terms of tone and approach. One is a Golden Globe nominated comedy that took pleasure in pop culture references and shattering the fourth wall, while the other is a contemplative character drama modeled after gritty Westerns. This is why it was such a surprise earlier this week when it was reported that Ryan Reynolds had shot a scene as the Merc With a Mouth for Logan.

Shortly after that revelation, Logan director James Mangold, Reynolds, and Jackman all denied that it was true, with Reynolds later elaborating by saying the Deadpool character would not be the right fit for Logan. This was disappointing for fans, since it seemed to kill any chance of Reynolds and Jackman sharing the screen in their iconic roles again (following the maligned X-Men Origins: Wolverine). However, it's now come out that a different project involving the two could very well be in the works.

THR's Borys Kit took to Twitter to reiterate that viewers should not expect to see Wade Wilson show up at any point in Logan, but there is still the possibility of something else down the road: