Ever since Fox's Deadpool became a massive success, fans have wondered whether or not they'd ever see Ryan Reynolds' Merc with a Mouth interact onscreen with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine before the latter gave his last performance as the character in next year's Logan. Which is why yesterday, when a report claiming Reynolds had filmed a cameo end-credits scene for Logan as Deadpool, it generated plenty of buzz and excitement across the internet.
However, that enthusiasm was quickly diminished when both Reynolds and Logan director James Mangold took to Twitter to deny the news, saying there would be no scene featuring Deadpool in the film. To his credit, Mangold even spent several hours on the platform, explaining why the report was false, and why Deadpool, even despite loving the character, would be completely absent from the standalone.
Today, Reynolds chimed in once again from his personal Twitter account. The actor responded to a tweet from a fan asking whether or not the report of a Deadpool cameo in the R-rated Logan was true. Reynolds responded, saying that, even though he desperately wants to see a Wolverine & Deadpool movie happen at some point, appearing in Logan, he thinks, would break the film's unique and special tone:
No. I want a Deadpool/Wolvie film. But Logan is its own unique & perfect thing. The Big Red Shit-Talker wouldn't mix with the tone. https://t.co/35WpEJLJ10
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 29, 2016
Here, it seems as though Reynolds is personally echoing a number of the problems that fans themselves raised when the news broke, saying that Deadpool's humorous and self-referential attitude just wouldn't mix well with the dark and somber Logan. So far, the film's marketing has demonstrated a unique standalone Wolverine film, one that has used Johnny Cash's 'Hurt' in its initial teaser trailer, revealing a post-apocalyptic setting that seemed reminiscent of films like Mad Max: Fury Road or even The Rover, rather than a traditional comic book film.
Unfortunately, if it ends up being true that Wade Wilson is not in Logan, then that also once again seriously diminishes the chances of getting to see Wolverine and Deadpool onscreen together, the way they were always meant to be (and not like their short time together in the disastrous X-Men Origins: Wolverine), since the film is being set up to be Hugh Jackman's final onscreen outing as the beloved character. It's possible he could return briefly sometime down the line to trade blows with Wilson, but it seems like for now, the possibility of Logan featuring that long-awaited interaction is practically nonexistent.
Source: Ryan Reynolds
- Deadpool 2 (2018) release date: May 18, 2018
- Logan (2017) release date: Mar 03, 2017