Ryan Reynolds Reportedly Filmed Scene
Fans have been dying for a big-screen team-up between Deadpool and his sexy super X-friend Wolverine for years — and no, X-Men Origins: Wolverine does not count. But the likelihood of seeing Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman together on-screen as the Merc with a Mouth and Old Man Logan appeared to dwindle with the confirmation that Logan would be Jackman's final Wolverine film.
However, the joke might be on us. According to The Wrap , Reynolds has filmed a scene as Deadpool for James Mangold's Logan . Say whaaaat .
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David Leitch, who was hired to helm Deadpool 2 after director Tim Miller left the project due to creative differences with Reynolds, reportedly directed the new scene, so it sounds like Reynolds's appearance will be post-credits (à la the Thor: Ragnarok scene director Taika Waititi filmed for Doctor Strange ). Plus, the quiet, gritty tone Mangold established for Logan doesn't quite gel with the surreal, bombastic nature of Deadpool .
But here's the thing: There's no way 20th Century Fox is going to confirm this news before the movie comes out, so there's no way to be 100 percent certain Reynolds has a Logan cameo. ( For what it's worth, Mangold has already denied the Deadpool rumors .) However, the move would make a lot of sense. Reynolds and Jackman have been hyping up this possibility since the record-breaking release of Deadpool , and it would be the perfect way to bridge the two franchises — and the two beloved personalities. If Reynolds does show up at the end of Logan, does this mean Jackman will return the favor in Deadpool 2 ?
While the Aussie actor has been adamant that he's going to retire his Wolverine claws after Logan comes out, this news gives us hope that maybe he'd reconsider for a cameo in the Deadpool franchise. You know, just to even the score. He can't let that smart-ass Reynolds have all the fun.