The biggest event of the year is the perfect time to tease the most anticipated movie of the year. Marvel has dropped the first Deadpool 3 trailer, which now has the official title of Deadpool & Wolverine. It marks the ninth time that Hugh Jackman has suited up as Logan, the X-Men’s most feral mutant, and his first time teaming up with Ryan Reynolds, who obviously returns as Deadpool and has been campaigning for this movie to happen.
Directed by Shawn Levy, who knows Reynolds and Jackman very well at this point, the film appears to be a road trip movie of sorts. Both Deadpool and Wolverine were part of the Fox cinematic universe along with the X-Men, but this movie will bring them both into the MCU so they can hang out with Avengers and stuff.
The fun of this premise is similar to what Marvel and Sony did with Spider-Man: No Way Home. You can expect to see cameos from other characters from Fox/Marvel films in the past, with the rumor being that we’ll at least see Jennifer Garner as Elektra. But you have to assume that Patrick Stewart or James McAvoy will return as Charles Xavier, right?
Emma Corrin and Succession‘s Matthew Macfadyen are new additions to the cast. They join returning stars Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Karan Soni as Dopinder, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio, and Rob Delaney as Peter. Some of the other ill-fated X-Force crew shows up, too, as you’ll see in the footage.
You’ll also see a fairly obvious connection to the Loki series.
Deadpool & Wolverine hits theaters on July 26th, and is the ONLY Marvel movie this year.