It was a lovely idea while it lasted. Thinking of the Merc with the Mouth pitting his quick wit against the razor-sharp instincts of Wolverine. But alas. Because, as of this week, Hugh Jackman has categorically ruled out the possibility of a Wolverine vs. Deadpool crossover title as he hangs up the claws for the final time in 2017.
With Logan enjoying a red carpet opening in Berlin this week, the March 3 US release can now officially be the final portrayal of the Marvel superhero by the Australian. Discussing the rumors with Fandango, Jackman explained that he has exhausted all energy out of the character.
"This Is It" Folks
Despite his ongoing bromance with X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star Ryan Reynolds, the 48-year old from Sydney left no room for subtlety or interpretation as he killed the crossover concept on it's feet. Citing a physical and mental strain, Logan will be his farewell to the franchise for good.
"I'm out," Jackman admitted. "That's probably bad timing because I love Ryan Reynolds and I love Deadpool, but I knew I was out and I couldn't have made this movie if I was questioning if I was out. I was a pain in the ass for a lot of people with this movie because it mattered so much to me. Even when we started writing this, and even when I asked James Mangold (director) to come on board, I said 'Dude, I don't know if I'm gonna make it.' Unless it's exactly what I want, I prefer to not do it. I couldn't live with it. So this is it."
Kerry Washington Addresses Those Domino Rumors
Well, by addressing, we mean that the question was posed to the actress by the press. Even if she was not exactly forthcoming in her response. Since being linked to the role of Domino in Deadpool 2 over the past couple of weeks, many believe that the 40-year old Scandal star is now the frontrunner for the position having outlasted a number of her counterparts in contention.
Talking to Extra TV on the subject, Washington kept her cards close to her chest. “I don’t have anything to say about that. They know more than I do," Washington remarked, before being quizzed if the role of Domino was something that would interest her. “Of course I would, but you know, you always have to get the right person for whatever role.”