“I want Deadpool and Wolverine in a movie together,”
— Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds, the actor who has played Deadpool twice (once successfully, one not so much) has stated via Entertainment Weekly that he wants a Jackman/Reynolds movie. Wolverine and Deadpool together in a movie? That sounds familiar.
Oh, right. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, that wonderful little cinematic masterpiece that essentially killed the planned “Origins” line of films. So what would be different this time?
Well, for one thing, it would be good. 2016’s Fox Film “Deadpool” proved that keeping a beloved character true to their comic book form, and in the process rating the movie “R” can work. In fact, the movie was nominated for “Best Picture, Comedy or Musical” Golden Globe and Ryan Reynolds himself is nominated for a Golden Globe in the” Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.” category. While not out yet, 2017’s “Logan” has essentially proven that an older, grizzled and “R” Wolverine can work as well (If you look to the fan reception to the previews, trailers and teasers thus far). Fans now love Reynolds as The Merc With A Mouth and fans also feel Jackman is truly the Best There is.
It seems like a perfect pairing, a movie that is begging to happen. The catch, however, is Hugh Jackman is hanging up his Wolverine costume and moving on to other things. Ryan Reynolds told EW that it could possibly happen but that it will take a lot of convincing and a viral campaign and fans voicing their want for it for it to happen. Can he get the “one more time” chants loud enough for an encore outing?
“What we’re gonna have to do is convince Hugh. If anything, I’m going to need to do what I can to get my internet friends back on board to help rally another cause down the line.”
In speaking about Hugh Jackman himself, Reynolds says;
“Hugh Jackman is one of the best human beings. Part of the reason I want to do a Deadpool/Wolverine movie is not just because I think the two would light the screen on fire but I genuinely love the guy.”
Precedence has been set in comic book mythos and canon for these two characters to meet and fight. Take a look at this gallery for those examples and some places from which a plot could be taken. Clearly, these two have met before and the story needs to be told on screen.