Even though ‘Deadpool’ doesn’t come out until February, that didn’t stop the smart-ass super merc from staking out the Christmas holiday for himself, considering that no other comic book movies are coming out anytime soon. Deadpool has presented fans with an array of wacky teasers and promos over the past couple of weeks, but considering that the character got his cinematic start in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, it’s not surprising that star Hugh Jackman wants his cut of the holiday hype.
Jackman appears to have gotten wind of the Ryan Reynolds/’Deadpool’ publicity storm and tweeted a response, reminding fans that he has one last go as Wolverine in the works:
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) December 24, 2015
Though ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is largely credited for getting Fox’s ‘X-Men’ franchise back on track, 2013’s ‘The Wolverine’ with Jackman in the lead, was also widely praised for being infinitely better than ‘X-Men Origins’ and a step in the right direction for the mutant brand. Jackman has decided to step away from the role that made him famous and suggested Tom Hardy as his replacement, but he has one last hurrah coming with 2017’s as-yet untitled solo ‘Wolverine’ movie. And while the new ‘Deadpool’ trailer is coming tomorrow, there is a new remix of the existing trailer with a ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’-style narration to tide you over:
There has been some speculation as to whether Jackman’s Wolverine will pop up, either in ‘Apocalypse’ or ‘Deadpool’. Anything is possible. No one really saw the brief cameo in ‘First Class’ coming, but it popped up and entertained fans with its profane directness.
Would you like to see Wolverine in ‘Deadpool’? Or would it upstage Reynolds’ big lead turn?
‘Deadpool’ directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Gina Carano, and Ed Skrein hits theaters on February 12, 2016.
Jackman’s final ‘Wolverine’ movie, directed by James Mangold, is due to be released on March 3, 29017.