How Hugh Jackman reacted to Wolverine's iconic blue and yellow suit for Deadpool 3
Hugh Jackman responded with an emphatic 'F*** YEAH!' when he was informed that Wolverine would don his famous blue and yellow suit for Deadpool 3.
The Australian actor last appeared as the character in 2017's Logan in which the famous comic book character actually died. When production on that movie finished, he suggested that his time playing the role was over.
However, he was subsequently encouraged to return as Logan by his pal Ryan Reynolds. Allegedly, the only plot device that would have catalysed Jackman's return was the promise of finally hooking up on-screen with the Deadpool everyone knows and loves after the disaster that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
In the comic books, Wolverine is known for his blue and yellow suit, which Jackman has never actually worn until now.
"I’m so happy we were able to release that one picture before the (writer) strike paused production," Deadpool 3 director Shawn Levy told ReelBlend.
"I think this would have gone down this way anyway. But when we first told Kevin Feige that Hugh Jackman wanted to join the movie, my recollection is damn near the first thing he said was ‘Okay, but let’s go with the blue and yellow. Just tell me we’re going with the blue and yellow.’ And when I approached Hugh with that idea he’s like ‘F*ck yeah.’"
Deadpool 3 indefinitely delayed
Due to the actor and writer strikes that have caused havoc with Hollywood productions over the past few months, the release of Deadpool 3 has been delayed.
Levy previously revealed that he only completed half of filming before the strikes.
“I wish I knew," he told The Wrap when asked about Deadpool 3's release date.
"I don’t even know if we officially have . I know we were gonna be May 3. Certainly, the Actors’ Strike and the long pause in production have put that release date in true risk. We’ve shot half the movie. I’ve edited half the movie. We’re dying to get back to work and get this movie out next year.”
In the short time between the writers striking and the actors joining, there was no improvisation allowed on-set which would have impacted Ryan Reynolds, who regularly went off-script in the first two movies.
Deadline reports that Deadpool 3 will be pushed back from the proposed release date of 3 May 2024.
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