The writers of Deadpool 2 have spoken out about the possibility of a crossover movie featuring Wolverine.
Ryan Reynolds has already expressed an interest in putting the two characters together and urged fans to lobby Hugh Jackman to not give up the role after Logan‘s release.
“I want Deadpool and Wolverine in a movie together,” he previously said. “What we’re gonna have to do is convince Hugh. If anything, I’m going to need to do what I can to get my internet friends back on board to help rally another cause down the line.
“Hugh Jackman is one of the best human beings. Part of the reason I want to do a Deadpool/Wolverine movie is not just because I think the two would light the screen on fire but I genuinely love the guy.”
Now writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have weighed in on the possibility.
Wernick admitted he is enthusiastic about the idea. “We’ve come a long way from 2009, when we couldn’t get the movie off the ground ’til now,” He told Movieweb. “And to have [this team-up]? It would be amazing to have Hugh resurrect Wolverine in the Deadpool universe, and again, Ryan’s making a hard push to make that happen, and hopefully the public gets behind it and we can all convince Hugh to put the claws on one more time.”
Reese though said scheduling difficulties could prevent the crossover getting off the ground.
“If you’re looking at Deadpool 2, if you’re looking at X-Force, if you’re looking at Deadpool 3, there’s not necessarily room for [another] team-up movie,” he explained.
“I think it does create real scheduling and universe issues and something that could be ironed out, but it would need to be ironed out. I don’t think any of us operated under the assumption that it would be even possible to do a Deadpool/Wolverine thing, so we just haven’t planned for it, it’s still not in the plan, but if it were to happen, it would require a hard look at the overall architecture of our storylines.”
Jackman is due to appear in the next Wolverine movie Logan on March 3. Deadpool 2, meanwhile, will be out in 2018.