Ryan Reynolds has been pushing for a Deadpool and Wolverine crossover movie for ages, and a new piece of fan art puts a romantic spin on the team-up. While the characters of Deadpool and Wolverine have an extensive history within the pages of Marvel Comics, their respective cinematic journeys couldn't be more different. Hugh Jackman's Wolverine was almost immediately the breakout star of the X-Men franchise from his first appearance in 2000's initial X-Men film, and his star power only rose throughout the sequels. So entwined with the X-Men films is Jackman's Wolverine that this summer's Dark Phoenix will be the first X-Men movie ever to not feature him in at least a cameo role.
Wolverine has also starred in three solo outings, 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 2013's The Wolverine, and 2017's Logan. It was in that first solo movie that Ryan Reynolds got his first shot at playing Wade Wilson and his horrifically mutated alter ego Deadpool. To this day, that remains the only proper onscreen interaction between Deadpool and Wolverine, a fact Reynolds still remains disappointed about. While Deadpool and Deadpool 2 have been hugely successful movies in their own right, Reynolds has made it no secret that he wants nothing more than to co-star with Jackman in a Wolverine/Deadpool crossover flick.
Unfortunately for Reynolds, Jackman has been adamant that he won't do such a project, and wants to stick to his retirement from playing Wolverine after the release of Logan. Still, many fans would love to see it, although probably not in the way it's presented in new fan art by BossLogic that can be seen below. This variant takes the Deadpool and Wolverine relationship in a decidedly more intimate direction.
It's interesting that BossLogic chose to go with old man Logan in the above art, as when most people imagine a Deadpool/Wolverine crossover movie, it likely casts the Merc with a Mouth alongside Jackman's muscular version from the older X-Men films. One could argue that a pairing of Deadpool and the older Wolverine would have better comic potential though, as old man Logan is likely to be even less patient with Deadpool's sarcastic remarks than his younger self would be.
The above fan art is clearly meant as a parody of the popular 2014 romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars, based on a book of the same name. Amusingly, the "based on a true one sided friendship" tagline could conceivably apply to both an alliance between Deadpool and Wolverine and the "frenemy" relationship that Reynolds and Jackman tend to have on social media, at least before Reynolds recently called a truce. A truce that was then hilariously broken by Jackman about a week later. Never change guys, never change.