Deadpool & Wolverine: release date, trailer, cast and everything we know about the Marvel film

Deadpool laying on the ground with a shadow of Wolverine on top of him in Deadpool & Wolverine
Deadpool & Wolverine (Image credit: Disney)

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are taking their offscreen banter and putting it on full display in the new movie Deadpool & Wolverine (previously titled Deadpool 3). Many fans have been impatiently waiting for the X-Men to start being integrated into the MCU in a real way other than cameos, so there are a lot of high hopes and expectations for Deadpool & Wolverine. Not to mention, it will be interesting to see how the MCU handles the R-rated wit that Deadpool has become known for. 

With that being said, here’s everything we know about Deadpool & Wolverine.  

Deadpool & Wolverine release date

Deadpool & Wolverine premieres in theaters on Friday, July 26.

If you need to catch up on the franchise, both the original Deadpool film and Deadpool 2 are available to stream on Disney Plus.  

Deadpool & Wolverine trailer

Here is the official trailer for the movie, and it's both action-packed and funny. A winning combination. Take a look at the very adult trailer below. 

Deadpool & Wolverine cast

Leading the cast is of course Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Reynolds is without question one of the most highly sought-after actors in Hollywood. His most recent acting work includes Red Notice, The Adam Project, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard and Free Guy. Additionally, he’s also taken his talent to television starring as himself in the sports docuseries Welcome to Wrexham

Once again, Hugh Jackman is bringing his version of Wolverine to the screen one more time in Deadpool 3. Jackman has become synonymous with the Marvel superhero since he sported a pair of adamantium claws in the first live-action X-Men film in 2000. Outside of the X-Men and standalone Wolverine/Logan films, he’s starred in projects like The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and Human Resources. He’s also slated to lead the movie The Son

The Reynolds and Jackman pairing should be enough to intrigue would-be viewers. Offscreen, the two have had a playful and shady banter going for years. If they bring that energy to Deadpool 3, we’ll be extremely pleased. Check out what we mean by their banter below.  

On July 7, the bombshell was announced that Jennifer Garner is reprising her Elektra character for the film.  Considering the role of Elektra was last played by Elodie Yung in the MCU’s Daredevil, and Garner hasn’t played the character since the 2005 Elektra movie (which was not a part of the MCU as we know it), this casting news is nothing short of interesting.  

Deadpool & Wolverine plot

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool (Image credit: 20th Century Fox)

Disney and Marvel haven’t released a synopsis describing the film yet. However, knowing that Deadpool will be sharing the screen with Wolverine, we’d venture to say that some aspects of Deadpool 3 will address their similar origin stories. 

Not to go too far down the rabbit hole of Marvel comics, but both Deadpool and Wolverine are subjects of the Weapon X project, the inhumane government-sponsored program that gave them their superhero-like abilities that we know today. So it’s entirely possible the new movie addresses this. While that tends to get into origin stories, and by now most fans have seen the origins for both characters on screen while they were under the 20th Century Fox umbrella, perhaps Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige sees Deadpool 3 as an opportunity to "rewrite" history and give the antihero a clean slate in the MCU. 

On another note, given Deadpool arguably has the wittiest, yet antagonistic, personality in all of Marvel, fans should prepare themselves for some comical arguments between him and the usually antisocial and "grumpy" Wolverine. 

Did Wolverine die in Logan?

When it was revealed that Hugh Jackman would be reprising his role as Wolverine in Deadpool 3 many fans had the same question. Didn't Wolverine die in Logan? If that's the case, how is going to be starring alongside Deadpool in a new movie? 

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman address this concern in a brief video. In short, they claim Deadpool 3 occurs before Wolverine's death in Logan. Take a look at what we mean. 

Deadpool & Wolverine director

Chosen as the captain of this ship is well-known director Shawn Levy. This is not Levy’s first time directing Reynolds as the two have previously worked together on The Adam Project and Free Guy. Additionally, Levy has directed Night at the Museum, The Internship and several episodes of Stranger Things.  

Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds in promo for Deadpool & Wolverine

(Image credit: Marvel Studios)
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