Following the shocking announcement that Hugh Jackman would be returning to the role of Wolverine in Deadpool 3, fans took to social media to wonder what it meant for the 2017 film Logan. Director Nick Mangold isn’t too concerned, however.
Yesterday, Mangold tweeted a GIF of the film that showed Logan’s final battle against a clone of himself, a battle that leaves the original Logan fatally injured. While many took this to be some sort of slight against the announcement that Jackman would be returning, he clarified that it didn’t mean that at all, and that no matter what, Logan will always be around.
“Oh my gosh! Everybody chill,” said Mangold. “Just kidding! I’m all good! Logan will always be there. Multiverse or prequel, time warp or worm hole, canon or non-canon or even without a rationale, I cannot wait to see what maddness my dear friends [Ryan Reynolds] and [Hugh Jackman] cook up!”
In a reply to the tweets, both Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman commented on the matter, calling Mangold “the GOAT” in a praising response.
Deadpool 3 is being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick from a previous draft by Bob’s Burgers duo Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige previously assured fans that it will remain as an R-rated film just like the first two movies, which would make it the studio’s first movie with the said mature rating.
It will serve as the first movie in the Deadpool film series that will be released following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox.
The first two Deadpool films are both box-office successes as they earned a combined worldwide gross of over $1.5 billion. They were both written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with the first one directed by Tim Miller and Deadpool 2 directed by David Leitch.