Summary

  • Deadpool & Wolverine introduces Deadpool into the wider MCU, allowing for crossover interactions with beloved characters and fourth-wall-breaking commentary.
  • Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine makes his tenth appearance, promising to expand upon his legacy with a comic-accurate outfit and an almighty brawl with Deadpool.
  • The movie could be the most graphic and violent yet, merging the dark tones of Logan with the comedic violence of Deadpool, while exploring potential Wolverine variants.

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Deadpool & Wolverine is one of the most exciting comic book movies in years, promising a litany of thrilling developments and events that could change the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever. Deadpool & Wolverine features Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the famed Merc with a Mouth, teaming up with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine for an almighty adventure that will bring aspects from Fox’s X-Men universe into the MCU timeline. As such, Deadpool & Wolverine could drastically alter the MCU’s future with a swathe of exciting elements.

Deadpool & Wolverine has been plagued with leaks and swirling rumors regarding its content and characters. Many of these have been proven accurate by the trailer for Marvel’s Deadpool & Wolverine, proffering a series of compelling updates and features. One of the most encouraging aspects of this is that Deadpool & Wolverine is primed to address Marvel’s live-action history, from the early 2000s Fox movies through to the MCU’s Loki​​​​​​.

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10 Deadpool Joins The MCU

Deadpool & Wolverine Is Officially Part Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

One of the most exciting aspects of Deadpool & Wolverine is Deadpool’s introduction into the wider MCU. The Deadpool & Wolverine trailer has confirmed that Deadpool will be inserted into the MCU timeline, opening up the potential for the Merc with a Mouth to encounter beloved MCU characters. This also allows for Reynolds’ Deadpool to comment on the franchise through his fourth-wall-breaking direct address, providing commentary on the MCU – even referring to himself as “Marvel Jesus.” Introducing Deadpool into the MCU means that Reynolds’ performance could appear in future movies as Marvel takes over making X-Men movies.

9 Hugh Jackman’s 10th Wolverine Movie

Deadpool & Wolverine Is Set Before Logan

Hugh Jackman is perhaps the most prolific superhero actor ever. Jackman’s Wolverine was so celebrated in the original X-Men trilogy, that he earned his own trilogy of solo movies, and made memorable cameo appearances throughout the prequels. This makes Deadpool & WolverineJackman’s tenth outing as the famed mutant hero, with Jackman even joking in an interview with The Cosmic Wonder that Deadpool & Wolverine should be called Wolverine 10.

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Jackman’s Wolverine received the perfect farewell in Logan, which Jackman and Deadpool producers insist will be preserved by setting Deadpool & Wolverine in an earlier time. However, rather than merely retain this legacy, Deadpool & Wolverine promises to expand upon it by giving Jackman his first comic-accurate Wolverine outfit. Consequently, Deadpool & Wolverine could be more important to Wolverine’s cinematic history than Logan was.

8 Wolverine Vs. Deadpool

Deadpool & Wolverine Teases An Almighty Brawl

Hugh Jackman stabbing Ryan Reynolds in the head in Deadpool & Wolverine announcement

One of the most thrilling prospects of bringing Jackman’s Wolverine back is the teased confrontation between the heroes. Both characters boast incredible healing factors, which make them formidable warriors capable of withstanding obscene injuries. As a result, the violent encounter can be excessively graphic and violent, disregarding any sense of realism in favor of spectacle. This would exploit the history Deadpool and Wolverine share in Marvel Comics, in which the pair frequently clashed before working together in a string of adventures. While the team-up is the movie’s primary premise, the initial brawl has been teased in numerous promotional images.

7 More R-Rated Wolverine

Logan, Deadpool, & Deadpool 2 Were All R-Rated

One common complaint of Fox’s X-Men universe is that Wolverine’s violence was toned down. This changed with Logan, which, following in Deadpool‘s footsteps, proved that a mature, gritty, and gory superhero movie could be an absolute triumph. Meanwhile, Deadpool presented a more comedic rendition of this adult tone, proffering graphic violence, and raunchy humor. As such, the prospect of Wolverine appearing in the Deadpool movies could allow both tones to flourish, bringing a darker tone to Deadpool, and a more gleeful tone to Wolverine’s brutality. Indeed, Deadpool & Wolverine could be even more gruesome than The Wolverine‘s most graphic scene.

Every R-rated Marvel Movie

The Punisher

1989

Blade

1998

Blade II

2002

Blade: Trinity

2004

The Punisher

2004

Punisher: War Zone

2008

Deadpool

2016

Logan

2017

Deadpool 2

2018

Deadpool & Wolverine

2024

Blade

2025

6 Wolverine As Patch

The Deadpool & Wolverine Trailer Teases Wolverine’s Patch

Wolverine's Patch sat at a table in Deadpool & Wolverine trailer

The Deadpool & Wolverine trailer featured a glimpse of Patch, a Wolverine variant from Marvel Comics’ multiverse. The character features a different appearance from Wolverine’s classic Marvel Comics look and previous live-action adaptations, sporting a white suit, an eye patch, and an aged appearance. This iteration of Wolverine originates from an alternate timeline where he’s older and more grizzled. This suggests that Deadpool & Wolverine will explore potential Wolverine variants in a multiverse-traversing adventure, exploring time travel and alternate realities. Including Patch in Deadpool & Wolverine would explore aspects of the character not depicted in Fox’s X-Men movies.

5 Pyro & The X-Men

Aaron Stanford's Pyro wears apocalyptic garb and looks out into the distance in Deadpool & Wolverine

Rumors surrounding Deadpool & Wolverine have primarily concerned X-Men and Marvel movie cameos. While many of these are unconfirmed or disclosed through unofficial set leaks, the Deadpool & Wolverine trailer included an unexpected character from Fox’s X-Men movies, Aaron Stanford’s Pyro. Including Pyro in the Deadpool & Wolverine trailerlends credence to the cameo rumors, suggesting that additional actors could reprise their roles from earlier movies. Stanford appeared in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand as the fire-controlling mutant Pyro, fueling speculation that others from the era could also appear.

4 Jennifer Garner’s Elektra

Deadpool & Wolverine Reports Reveal Garner’s Elektra Is More Prominent Than Expected

Daredevil and Elektra fight at a playground in Daredevil (2003)

Jennifer Garner’s cameo as Elektra was one of the few confirmed early on in Deadpool & Wolverine‘s development. However, a recent report from Deadpool & Wolverine suggests that Garner’s Elektra will play a much larger role than expected. Garner first appeared as Elektra in Fox’s 2003 movie, Daredevil. It was presumed that Garner would only make a brief cameo performance. However, the US Copyright filing has placed Garner fourth on its list of actors and characters, suggesting that she will play a far more central role in Deadpool & Wolverine.

3 Farewell To Fox’s Superhero Universe

Deadpool & Wolverine Will Celebrate Fox’s Marvel Movies

Deadpool in front of a damaged 20th Century Fox logo in Deadpool & Wolverine

As well as incorporating previous Fox superhero actors, Deadpool & Wolverine appears in part to be a love letter to early superhero movies, particularly those produced by Fox. Following Disney’s acquisition of Fox, these characters have returned to Marvel’s jurisdiction. While this previously suggested rebooted franchises being introduced into the wider MCU, the Deadpool & Wolverine trailer has teased something far more drastic. One image in particular features Deadpool lying against a crumbling 20th Century Fox logo, suggesting that the movie will directly address the changes to the franchise, celebrating Fox’s previous movies while bidding them farewell.

2 A New X-Men Movie Villain

The Deadpool & Wolverine Trailer Teased A Classic X-Men Villain

Cassandra Nova viewed from behind in Deadpool & Wolverine

The Deadpool & Wolverine trailer has also teased a potential villain yet to be adapted to an X-Men movie. A bald figure is depicted in the trailer from behind, which has prompted theories that Deadpool & Wolverine will depict Cassandra Nova, Professor Charles Xavier’s evil twin sister. A female villain has been confirmed, but precisely who has not been announced by Marvel officially. However, the brief appearance in the trailer suggests that the famed malevolent mutant will be making her cinematic debut, potentially connecting the X-Men with the wider MCU.

1 Addressing The MCU Timeline

Deadpool & Wolverine Could Have Major Ramifications

Wade Wilson Salutes Captain America Footage at the TVA in Deadpool & Wolverine Trailer

Following Disney’s announcement that Marvel will focus on its stronger franchises, Deadpool & Wolverine‘s universe-melding premise has the potential to be even more consequential. As the MCU navigates its new direction, several changes will inevitably have to be made, either rebooting previously concluded characters and narratives or introducing new ones into established Marvel franchises. With Deadpool naming himself “Marvel Jesus” in a time travel narrative, Deadpool could rewrite MCU history while concluding several narrative threads and Fox’s X-Men universe. The likely drastic fallout from Deadpool & Wolverine is perhaps the movie’s most exciting aspect.

Source: The Cosmic Wonder

Deadpool 3 Poster Showing Two Halves of a Heart Necklace with Wolverine and Deadpool

Deadpool & Wolverine

A sequel to the highly successful Deadpool and Deadpool 2 starring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth. The third film will be the first film in the franchise to be developed under the Marvel Studios banner following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox. Ryan Reynolds is returning to play the character, alongside Hugh Jackman, reprising his Wolverine role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time. 

Director
Shawn Levy

Release Date
July 26, 2024

Studio(s)
Marvel , Maximum Effort

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