‘Deadpool 3’: Hugh Jackman Suits Up As Wolverine Once Again, Film Set For September 2024

After literally years of questions about Deadpool 3, which only picked up with the character’s expected arrival in the MCU, Ryan Reynolds has dropped a huge surprise announcement. Not only does Deadpool 3 have a release date, but Hugh Jackman will return to play a certain clawed Canadian X-Man.

That’s right, Hugh Jackman is suiting up as Wolverine one more time for Deadpool 3, which has a release date of September 6th 2024. There’s a lot to chew on here. First of all, we haven’t seen a Deadpool film since 2018 and a lot has changed. No longer will he or Wolverine be in Fox’s universe of X-Men films, they’ll be part of the MCU for the first time.

I feel like Jackman was never really “out” as Wolverine, despite 2017’s amazing Logan being the perfect swan song. He has continued to circle the character, partially because Reynolds wouldn’t let him, and so this isn’t as shocking of a return as it perhaps could’ve been. Still, this is pretty much everything fans could’ve hoped for.

In the comics, Wolverine and Deadpool began as bitter rivals. I’ll never forget the iconic issue Wolverine #88 in which the “Merc with a Mouth” just straight up kicked Logan’s ass, gutting him like a fish. They’ve since become friends and teammates in X-Force, because all popular villains eventually turn good.

Deadpool 3 will be directed by Shawn Levy, reuniting with Reynolds after Free Guy and The Adam Project. There was some messiness in figuring out the writing duo but eventually they just decided to stick with what works, so Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are back.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.