Hugh Jackman is once again teasing Wolverine’s Deadpool 3 role.
During a recent appearance on the Empire Film Podcast, Hugh Jackman opened up about getting back in superhero shape to reprise his role as Wolverine for Deadpool 3, which is currently in the works at Marvel Studios. The Australian actor, who is once again training heavy at 54, also teased that Deadpool and Wolverine hate each other in the threequel, which begins filming next year.
“I’m doing eight shows a week right now, so I’m only lifting weights three times a week,” Jackman told the folks at the Empire Film Podcast, explaing how his work on The Music Man on Broadway is making his Wolverine return more difficult this time around. “I’ll be getting into it once or twice a day as soon as this is done in a month. And I’ll have six months to prep, and I always have the same approach every time I go in.”
Hugh Jackman went on to explain how his Deadpool 3 co-star Ryan Reynolds is motivating his training. “I want it to be better than ever, to be in better shape than ever, more able to do things than ever. I just get the added incentive of taking Ryan Reynolds out each day,” the actor added.
As for the on-screen dynamic between Deadpool and Wolverine, Hugh Jackman had the following to say: “How do I categorize it? Ten being really close, zero being the reality, we’re zero, we’re opposites, hate each other. I’m just talking from my perspective, [Logan’s] frustrated by him, wants to be a million miles away from him or wants to punch him in the head. Unfortunately, he can’t be a million miles away from him in this movie, so I’m probably going to punch him in the head a lot.”
The first two Deadpool movies were produced by 20th Century Fox before the studio’s acquisition by The Walt Disney Company. Deadpool 3 is being written as the first movie in the series set within the Marvle Cinematic Universe.
Shawn Levy is directing Deadpool 3 after working with Ryan Reynolds on Free Guy and The Adam Project. The upcoming Marvel Studios project also marks a reunion between Levy and Hugh Jackman as the two worked together on Real Steel.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are developing the Deadpool 3 script after penning the first two installments in the series. The Molyneux sisters worked on a previous draft of the project.
Deadpool 3 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 8, 2024. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!