Marvel Studios Upgrades Wolverine's Powers for Deadpool 3 Return

Marvel Studios is set to release Deadpool 3 in 2024, featuring Hugh Jackman's return as Wolverine alongside Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool. The film, directed by Shawn Levy, promises a raw and gritty take on the franchise, with Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige hoping it will reignite the MCU.

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Marvel Studios Upgrades Wolverine's Powers for Deadpool 3 Return

Marvel Studios Upgrades Wolverine's Powers for Deadpool 3 Return

Marvel Studios is gearing up for the highly anticipated release of Deadpool 3, also known as Deadpool & Wolverine, in 2024. The film, set to feature the return of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine alongside Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool, promises a raw and gritty take on the franchise. This comes as a crucial move for Marvel Studios, which has been struggling to regain momentum after a string of underperforming films.

Deadpool 3 is the only Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film release slated for 2024, putting significant pressure on the project to succeed. Director Shawn Levy, known for his work on Stranger Things, has stated that the film will be "decidedly different" from previous MCU releases. "You'd have to live under a rock not to know that the last few Marvel movies have failed to ignite the world in the way that so many did," Levy remarked.

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has conceded that the franchise is currently struggling, but believes that Deadpool 3 has the potential to "reignite" the MCU. "It's nice to be able to rally behind one feature project this year. I'm much more comfortable being the underdog. I prefer being able to surprise and exceed expectations," Feige stated.

Marvel, boss, warned Jackman against returning as Wolverine, citing the character's perfect ending in the 2017 film Logan. "I said, 'Let me give you a piece of advice, Hugh. Don't come back'. [Jackman] had the greatest ending in history with Logan. That's not something we should undo," Feige recounted. However, Jackman couldn't resist the opportunity to reprise his iconic role, stating, "I drove for another hour... Couldn't stop thinking about it. And I got out of the car, called Ryan [Reynolds], and said, 'Ryan, if you'll have me, I'm in'."

Reynolds originally pitched a Rashomon-inspired story for the film, involving subjective retellings of the same events from different perspectives. However, Feige rejected this idea, leading Reynolds to write up to 18 different story concepts ranging from low-budget to larger-scale movies.

The return of Wolverine in Deadpool 3 comes after Disney's acquisition of Twentieth Century Fox, potentially paving the way for the character to become the next Omega-level mutant in the MCU. With the film set for a theatrical release on July 26, 2024, fans are eagerly anticipating how Marvel Studios will upgrade Wolverine's powers and integrate him into the ever-expanding cinematic universe.

Key Takeaways

  • Deadpool 3, starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, releases on July 26, 2024.
  • The film is Marvel Studios' only 2024 release, putting pressure on its success.
  • Director Shawn Levy promises a "decidedly different" take on the MCU franchise.
  • Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine despite Marvel boss Kevin Feige's initial warnings.
  • The film may pave the way for Wolverine to become an Omega-level mutant in the MCU.