Hugh Jackman will officially return to the role of Wolverine in the blockbuster Deadpool 3. This is probably one of the information that received the most attention in the movie industry in 2022. More specifically, because Deadpool 3 belongs to the MCU, so it is likely that this will be the bridge for Werewolf Logan to officially join the world’s largest superhero cinematic universe today.
However, before that, even if Hugh Jackman had not yet confirmed the above information, the MCU had “installed” a lot of details to welcome Marvel’s most famous mutant. In other words, Marvel Studios has prepared very well and is holding too many advantages to rationalize Wolverine’s presence in the near future.
Captain America’s super serum has a strong connection to Wolverine
Captain America and Wolverine are both subjects of the same experiment – Photo: Marvel Studios.
If you are not a fan of Marvel comics, perhaps few people know that there is a “light” connection between Captain America: The First Avenger and the origin of Wolverine’s power. In the original, Logan was implanted with an adamantium skeleton through a top-secret test called Weapon X by the government. This is essentially the 10th step in a larger program – Weapon Plus.
The first step of Weapon Plus was Project: Rebirth, the experiment that turned a small, sick Steve Rogers into a true super soldier through a special serum. In other words, the experiment that turned Logan into Wolverine is an improvement, or even more groundbreaking, from the program that created Captain America in the 40s.
And through The Falcon & the Winter Soldier series, we learned that the plan to “mass produce” super soldiers doesn’t stop at Steve Rogers. Therefore, this can completely be the basis for Marvel Studios to build the origin story for Wolverine of the MCU, not too far from the original, but still closely linked to the general plot of this cinematic universe. .
City of Madripoor
Madripoor is a city especially attached to Wolverine in the original comic book – Photo: Marvel Studios.
Madripoor City has officially been brought to the screen through The Falcon & the Winter Soldier series. And in the comics, this is one of the most prominent locations associated with the X-Men, especially Wolverine. The Werewolf regularly goes to Madripoor to drink and even “trade” with local thugs.
More specifically, Wolverine spends a lot of time relaxing and drinking at a pub called Princess Bar – which appeared in episode 3 of The Falcon & the Winter Soldier. And in fact, when this episode aired, many fans theorized that Marvel Studios was “teasing” the X-Men’s landing in the near future. At that point, Disney had already completed its acquisition of Fox, and they could tap into Marvel’s lineup of mutants at any time. If Wolverine had existed in the MCU for a long time but decided to “hide” instead of going out to fight like the Avengers, Madripoor would probably be his place of choice.
Fox’s X-Men Universe
The X-Men universe has officially belonged to Marvel’s multiverse thanks to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – Photo: Marvel Studios.
Marvel Studios has taken a big step forward in bringing Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to the MCU through the blockbuster Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. With the return of Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X, the studio has quietly confirmed Fox’s one-time hit X-Men series as a reality in the MCU’s multiverse. If Wolverine and other mutants do not exist in Earth-616, the main timeline of this cinematic universe, Marvel Studios can completely “lift” them from another reality, thereby solving the problems. such as: Where were the X-Men during the times when Earth was attacked by forces from space?
Besides, the return of Professor X also paved the way for the return of many mutants in the previous X-Men series. This will help Marvel Studios not need to spend too much time exploiting the stories of their origin and strength, but can completely continue to develop the next scripts to serve the common plot. of the MCU.
Mutants in the MCU
Mutants have officially appeared in the MCU through the Ms. Marvel and the movie project Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Photo: Marvel Studios.
If Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness confirms the existence of mutants in the Marvel multiverse, the Ms. Marvel is even more daring when it comes to revealing unexpected facts about the “mutant” at the end of the first season. In a conversation with Kamala Khan, Bruno Carrelli explained that her superpowers do not come from outside agents, but are activated from “mutant” factors hidden deep in Kamala’s genes. And so, Ms. Marvel becomes the first official mutant of the MCU, although there may still be many other mutants that have existed before or will appear later.
This can be said to be one of the most solid foundations for the arrival of the X-Men, and Marvel Studios will not have to spend too much effort to explain the origin of their power anymore. In addition, Marvel has also confirmed that Namor – the king of the Talokan ocean nation in the blockbuster Black Panther: Wakanda Forevers, is also a mutant in his cinematic universe.
Wolverine in the She-Hulk . series
The She-Hulk series “teases” about the existence of Wolverine in the MCU – Photo: Marvel Studios.
As mentioned above, Marvel Studios can completely bring Hugh Jackman’s version of Wolverine to the MCU through the multiverse, and this mutant will come from another reality. However, the She-Hulk series has shown that Logan, or at least a variant of him, does exist in Earth-616.
Specifically, in the second episode, if you pay close attention, you can see some very interesting news on Jennifer Walter’s computer screen. In it, in the right hand corner, there is an article with the title “Man Fights With Metal Claws in Bar Brawl”, roughly translated: “A man used metal claws to fight in a brawl at the bar”. Fans know that the metal claw is a signature weapon of Wolverine in both the comics and the movies. So, most likely this is an easter egg that Marvel has planted in She-Hulk to prepare to welcome Logan to its cinematic universe.
Wolverine’s official pitch
Wolverine will officially reappear in the blockbuster Deadpool 3 – Photo: Ryan Reynolds.
Deadpool 3 will officially bring the immortal mutant Wade Winston Wilson to the MCU, followed by the appearance of werewolf Logan – Wolverine. Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman will both return to reprise the roles. That suggests it’s more likely that Deadpool and Wolverine will come from another reality in the vast Marvel multiverse.
Hugh Jackman has also revealed that Marvel may be using time travel theory to bring the mutant Werewolf to the MCU. In addition, Deadpool 3 will be set before the events that occur in Logan. So what happens in this movie will not affect the tragic ending that 20th Century Studios gave Wolverine 6 years ago. However, that also means that it is likely that Hugh Jackman will only return to this role in Deadpool 3 and not stick with the MCU for a long time.
At the end of 2022, director Shawn Levy confirmed Deadpool 3 will officially shoot in May of this year and will still keep the same level of violence as the previous two films. This means that it is very likely that this will be the first work labeled R-rated (for audiences over 17 years old) of Marvel Studios. As expected, Deadpool 3 will be released on November 8, 2024.
Source: Marvel Studios, ScreenRant