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Marvel Studios broke the web Tuesday by revealing the return of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in spectacular style. Jackman joined Ryan Reynolds in a video announcement shot by Deadpool 3 director Shawn Levy, which was then shared on Reynolds’ social media accounts Tuesday afternoon, lighting the web ablaze shortly thereafter. While nearly all the web did not find out about Jackman’s return till Tuesday, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld obtained a heads up.

Speaking with ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis, Liefeld says he was tipped off by an “trade buddy” that Jackman had signed a deal to return to his Wolverine position lengthy earlier than the announcement, formally becoming a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe through the occasions of Deadpool 3 in 2024.

“These performers, possibly they want a while away, however the level is—the day after the Disney assembly, I had an trade buddy who has by no means been improper and fairly highly effective within the leisure enterprise. He calls me and says, ‘Dude, Hugh is signed on. Wolverine is again. They are doing it. Don’t doubt me. I’ve it locked. The deal is finished. They’re doing it,'” Liefeld says. “I knew once they needed to movie and sort of all that manufacturing data and all that data appears to be proper on course, however no person knew once they have been going to announce it.”

 Marvel Studios initially had a February 2024 date open, which was delayed to September earlier this month. At the time, many suspected the Reynolds-led threequel would fall on that date—and people people have been proper.

Are extra X-Men on the best way?

So far, Deadpool 3 is the one X-Men-adjacent dated film on the Marvel Studios launch slate. There have been rumors as an precise X-Men film within the works, however nothing has been formally introduced exterior of Deadpool 3 and Disney+’s animated X-Men ’97 sequence. As it stands now, each 2023 and 2024 are booked full between Marvel movies and tv reveals and 2025 is rapidly filling up. At to going charge, it is doubtless Marvel’s X-Men reboot would not drop till 2026 on the earliest.

Deadpool 3 is about for launch on September 6,  2024.

What different members of Fox’s X-Men universe would you prefer to see be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know your ideas both within the feedback part or by hitting our writer @AdamBarnhardt up on Twitter to chat all things Marvel!


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