We all thought that the next time we’d get to see Ryan Reynolds play the Merc with the Mouth that he was born to play would be Deadpool 2 in 2018. Turns out we might be wrong.
According to a report from The Wrap, Reynolds has dived back into playing Wade Wilson/Deadpool for a cameo piece in next year’s Logan that is likely to be an post-credit scene. The scene was shot by Deadpool 2 director David Leitch and will be added into the James Mangold directed Logan.
This is of course the second time that Reynolds will be playing Deadpool in a Wolverine film, as he played a much-maligned version of the character in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but this will be the first time his new accurate version of the character will feature in a film that is not his own.
There is no word if the scene will include him actually interacting with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, something Reynolds has been very vocal about wanting to see happen in a film, or if it will be just a post credit scene leading into his upcoming sequel.
Since Logan takes place in a bleak 2024 landscape where the mutants are long gone, and Deadpool takes place in our current times, it seems very likely that the two will not actually interact within the world that is presented in the main Logan film.
Logan stars Jackman, Stewart, Keen, Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Stephen Merchant. The film opens on March 3, 2017.
Deadpool 2 is expected to begin filming sometime in 2017 for an unspecified 2018 release.