Reynolds made the announcement this morning on Instagram, sharing that the Aussie actor will return for Deadpool‘s first film under Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
“Hey everyone, we’re extremely sad to have missed [Disney event] D23, but we’ve been working very hard on the next Deadpool film for a good long while now,” Reynolds said in the video while sitting on his couch.
“I’ve had to really search my soul on this one. His first appearance in the MCU obviously needs to feel special. We need to stay true to the character, find new depth, motivation, meaning every Deadpool needs to stand out and stand apart. It’s been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside. And I have nothing.”
The kicker was in the next part of the announcement when Jackman walked into frame in the background.
“But we did have one idea… Hey, Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?” Reynolds asked when Jackman appeared, to which the Aussie replied: “Yeah, sure Ryan.”
Watch the video above.
Whitney Houston’s hit I Will Always Love You then plays in the background as Wolverine’s claws are superimposed on Deadpool‘s logo with the release date September 6, 2024 flashed on screen.
Although many fans were wondering if this was just one of Reynolds and Jackman’s signature spoof clips on social media, the video was then shared by Deadpool 3 director, Shawn Levy – who worked with Jackman in the past two films – thus adding authenticity to the actor’s cameo.
“I want to take minute to thank #StrangerThings for training me to keep my big mouth shut,” Levy tweeted, referencing the hit Netflix show. “This news has been burning a hole in my lips for weeks now.”
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