Just mere days after The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Jennifer Garner will be returning as Elektra in the upcoming Deadpool 3, Marvel Studios has released the first official image from the upcoming movie (see above), and it features our first look at Hugh Jackman as Wolverine since his demise in 2017’s Logan. And this time, he’s wearing the classic yellow and blue suit that the character wears in the comics.
DEADPOOL 3: HUGH JACKMAN FINALLY WEARS WOLVERINE’S ICONIC YELLOW AND BLUE SUIT
This is also the first time the character is using the iconic costume in live-action, after a brief appearance inside a box in a deleted scene of The Wolverine. Rumors about Logan wearing the costume have been circulating since principal photography started in May, but obviously, seeing is believing. In the picture, he’s missing the helmet, but he will certainly be wearing it at some point during the film.
There’s not much else to read from this picture, besides Ryan Reynolds and the publicity department at Marvel looking to ride the wave that the Elektra news originated on Friday. While the news about Jackman’s return has been public for many months, a picture is worth a thousand words, and this one perfectly describes what to expect from the film. It also allows fans to discover more for themselves as they scroll through Deadpool 3 updates on social media.
WHAT WILL DEADPOOL 3 BE ABOUT?
It seems like the film will feature those road trip vibes that Ryan Reynolds has wanted to do for a long time. With Elektra coming back, rumors about the multiverse being a crucial part of Deadpool 3 are all but confirmed, if Jackman’s involvement hadn’t done that already. We assume the story will pick up after the post-credits sequence of Deadpool 2, which saw Wade Wilson use Cable’s machine to fix several events throughout the Marvel Multiverse, from Vanessa’s death (Morena Baccarin will reportedly be coming back for the threequel) to actor Ryan Reynolds accepting the role of Green Lantern in 2011’s DC film.
We suspect that as part of those travels, he will be picking up Wolverine from some alternate timeline, and attempt to travel to the MCU. Whether or not Jackman’s Wolverine will make it there too, we’ll have to wait and see. With the presence of Garner’s Elektra, it appears they might run into other characters from the previous films of the Fox Marvel Universe if one can even call it that.
Rumored appearances include Patrick Stewart as Professor X and Ian McKellen as Magneto. Elektra’s confirmed return also fueled rumors about Ben Affleck returning as Daredevil. However, this seems like a bit of a questionable rumor, given that Marvel already reportedly reached out, with no success, to Affleck to cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Affleck appears to be leaving behind his comic-book roles after playing Batman one last time in The Flash‘s opening sequence and embracing adult-oriented dramas like Air. But of course, everything is possible in the multiverse.
The cast of Deadpool 3 also includes Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus respectively, Karan Soni as Dopinder, and Rob Delaney as Peter. Matthew Macfadyen (Succession) is a new addition to the cast and will apparently have a significant role, as Ryan Reynolds has hinted.
Meanwhile, Emma Corrin is set to portray a villain in the film. Initial stories about Corrin put them as the main antagonist, though Twitter accounts are already hinting that a bigger character may fill that position. Not returning, however, are Zazie Beetz as Domino and Josh Brolin as Cable.
Shawn Levy directs from a script he co-wrote with Reynolds, Zeb Wells, and returning Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. With the WGA strike still ongoing, and set to affect at least a good portion of the Deadpool 3 shoot, Reynolds and the entire team are reportedly legally forbidden from improvising any lines on the set.
Filming began on the sequel in May and could go on until the beginning of the fall. However, if SAG-AFTRA goes on strike this month, that could affect production. On June 30, SAG-AFTRA announced an extension with its current agreement the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP). If a new agreement with the AMPTP is not signed by July 12 at 11:59 pm PST, the union’s national board could call for a strike the following day.
Currently, Deadpool 3 is targeting a May 4, 2024, theatrical release.
What do you think about the first official image from Deadpool 3? Is Jackman’s yellow-and-blue suit everything you dreamed of? What is your expectation level for the new film? Which character would you most like to see back in the new film? Let us know on our social media, and stay tuned for more Marvel news!
SOURCE: Marvel Studios, Twitter