As 2023 draws to a close, Hugh Jackman has taken to Instagram to share a “year-end photo dump,” and his post includes several behind-the-scenes shots from Deadpool 3.
There’s nothing particularly revealing, but we do get to see Jackman having Logan’s signature mutton chops shaved in, as well as a photo of the actor walking away from the camera with a long raincoat, presumably to cover up his classic Wolverine costume.
We’ve already seen the suit, of course, but we have yet to get a glimpse of the mutant hero’s iconic mask, which is expected to make its live-action debut (not counting that deleted scene from The Wolverine) in the upcoming MCU-set threequel.
In addition, Jackman’s co-star Ryan Reynolds has wished a Happy New Year to all… expect Shatterstar.
In Deadpool 2, Wade Wilson took a dislike to the Mojoworld warrior when X-Force was formed. Actor Lewis Tan has hinted that he may be set to reprise the role for Deadpool 3, but that’s yet to be confirmed.
Happy New Year to everyone. Except maybe Shatterstar.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 30, 2023
Cameos that have reportedly been lined up for Deadpool 3 include several X-Men characters (Storm, Cyclops, and Jean Grey among them), and possibly even Channing Tatum and Taylor Kitsch as different Variants of Gambit.
A recent rumor claimed that Liev Schreiber is also set to reprise his X-Men Origins: Wolverine role as Victor Creed (that appeared to be Tyler Mane in the recent set photos). Variants of the Merc With a Mouth are also expected to appear, including Dogpool (since confirmed), Kidpool, Lady Deadpool, and more.
The one major return that had been confirmed by the trades is Jennifer Garner as Elektra, but the Alias alum declined to confirm anything in a recent interview.
Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), Karan Soni (Dopinder), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al), Rob Delaney (Peter), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) And Shioli Kutsuna (Yukio) will all return as their respective characters, and they’ll be joined by franchise newcomers Emma Corrin (The Crown) and Matthew Macfadyen (Succession), whose roles are still under wraps.
Plot details also remain a mystery for now, but Wade and Wolvie are expected to find themselves (trapped?) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A recent report claimed that Loki’s TVA, including Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) and Miss Minutes, will be involved. We have also been led to believe that Wade’s MCU debut will be far more integral to Phase 5 and beyond than we first realized.
Shawn Levy is directing Deadpool 3, which is set to hit theaters on July 26, 2024.