The internet erupted when Ryan Reynolds announced that Hugh Jackman was reprising his role as Wolverine in “Deadpool 3.” Soon after, theories began circulating about what Jackman’s character arc in the movie would be. Some speculated that he would be a version of Logan from the first Fox “X-Men” films, while others speculated that he would play Wolverine just before the beginning of the “Logan” film. No one assumed that he would be playing multiple roles in the upcoming Marvel film. But that has turned out to be true.
Hugh Jackman Confirms Playing Multiple Roles In Deadpool 3
In an interview with Le Parisien, a French outlet, MCU newcomer and X-Men veteran Hugh Jackman revealed a major detail about his Wolverine role in the upcoming “Deadpool 3” film. The actor stated that he was playing a double role in the movie. This shocked the fans because it wasn’t previously known. However, it’s possible that Jackman will play multiple or at least two versions of Wolverine. Right now, there’s no official information or even leaks about what those versions would be.
But popular speculation states that one of the versions could be the old man Logan from the “Logan” film, while the other one is a younger version from the Fox “X-Men” films. If this rumor turns out to be true, we could see Jackman wear the black leather suit he wore in the first three “X-Men” movies. Also, we could see the two versions facing off in a fight sequence. Another fan theory is that Hugh Jackman is going to play himself in the movie. After all, the Deadpool franchise loves breaking the fourth wall, and in the second film, we saw Deadpool (the character) address Ryan Reynolds.
Since Jackman (as a movie star) exists in the Deadpool universe, he could be playing himself. This theory admittedly makes more sense, and there’s precedence for Reynolds doing so as well. In the first “Deadpool” film, Wade Wilson puts on a magazine cutout of Jackman’s face so that Morena Baccarin Vanessa Carlysle doesn’t have to see his mutilated one. However, the theory of two Wolverines interacting from two different times of his life makes sense as well.
It could result in a heartfelt moment where maybe the older Wolverine will tell his younger self about what he can do to prevent what’s coming. Maybe, we will even see the older Logan tell the younger one about X-23 and the program that caused the forced mutation. While this speculation sounds great, they are highly improbable. After all, Jackman has already confirmed that “Deadpool 3” will not mess with the events with “Logan.” Also, doing so won’t really change anything since the era of Fox’s “X-Men” movies is over, and MCU is about to begin a new chapter with new actors and a new storyline. However, if Jackman does play himself in the film, it could result in a funny moment where the MCU references the real world as part of the multiverse.
Apart from Hugh Jackman, it’s also rumored that Patrick Stewart is reprising his role as Professor X in the film. If that’s true, then the movie will undoubtedly take place before “Logan” since the Professor is old and senile in the film. Apart from this, there’s also speculation that Ian McKellan’s Magneto will show up in the movie. If that’s true, we might see a little reunion of the major “X-Men” characters.
What Is The Plot Of ‘Deadpool 3’?
There have been no leaks from trusted sources that hint at the plot of the film. However, there have been some crumbs that could help us understand the basic plot structure or points of the movie. On Twitter, Ryan Reynolds has interacted with the Miss Minutes account. Many assume that this is a hint that the Time Variance Authority will be after Deadpool since he messed with time in “Deadpool 2.” After all, in the second film of the franchise, we saw Wade Wilson use Cable’s time device to change the past and the future.
This could put the TVA on his tail. Also, multiple film insiders have revealed that Owen Wilson will reprise his role of Mobius in the movie. So he might be the one charged with imprisoning Deadpool. It’s possible that while escaping the TVA, Deadpool will jump multiverses and encounter Jackman’s Wolverine. Other Deadpool actors like Lewis Tan, who played Shatterstar in the second film, have also hinted at their return. It could mean that we are getting a film that will explore other universes as well as the effects of changing the past in the Deadpool franchise itself.
Overall, it looks like “Deadpool 3” is shaping up to be an incredibly fun film, with Jackman and Reynolds all set to take fans on a wild ride across the Marvel universe of live-action films. The film is going to release in theaters on November 8, 2024.