Deadpool 3 is one of the most-anticipated MCU movies at the moment, and there are several reasons for that. The first one is the fact that Ryan Reynolds is returning to the role he was born to play. The second one is that this will be the first R-rated movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And let’s not forget the third one, the highly anticipated return of Hugh Jackman to the role of the Wolverine.
The movie is set to begin production in the next few weeks, as more returning cast members have been confirmed, including Morena Baccarin as Vanessa and Stefan Kapičić as Colossus. Now, Daniel Stevens (don’t mix him with the actor Dan Stevens who starred in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast), a stuntman who previously worked as Hugh Jackman’s stunt double in the X-Men movie franchise, shared a story in which he excites the return of Jackman’s Wolverine “once again…for the last time…?”
Daniel Stevens has a long career as a stunt performer behind him. He was a stunt double for the first time in 1988 in the TV series Home and Away. Since then, he has worked in numerous known blockbuster movies. He was a stunt double for Hayden Christensen in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Robert Downey Jr in multiple MCU projects, Chris Pratt in the original Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok, Hugh Jackman in the X-Men franchise, Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy, and numerous other movies.
Ryan Reynolds debuted as Wade Wilson in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which received negative reviews, and this incarnation of Deadpool was mocked by the fans. In 2016, Reynolds reprised the role as the more comic-accurate Deadpool in the movie of the same name, which critics and audiences ultimately praised. The sequel, Deadpool 2, followed in 2018, to comparable critical and commercial success. After Disney’s acquisition of Fox in 2019, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced that Deadpool would join the MCU with a third movie, and Reynolds will continue to play the role.
In 2022, Reynolds announced that Deadpool 3 is now in pre-production, and Hugh Jackman joined him in an announcement video to confirm that he’ll return one more time to play Wolverine after he retired from the role in 2017’s Logan. The announcement video blew the internet, and it immediately made Deadpool 3 maybe even the most anticipated superhero movie.
Shawn Levy, who already has a history of working with Reynolds, has signed to direct Deadpool 3. Apart from Reynolds and Jackman, the movie will also star Morena Baccarin as Wade Wilson’s fiancee Vanessa, Stefan Kapičić as Deadpool’s friend and ally Colossus, Karan Soni as Deadpool’s friend and taxi driver Dopinder, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and Emma Corrin has been cast as an unknown villain.
The filming of Deadpool 3 is expected to start soon. The movie is set to be released on November 8, 2024.