Shawn Levy “Deeply Regreted” Saying No to ‘The Wolverine’

Shawn Levy regreted not making Wolverine

MCU’s most anticipated release this year is ‘Deadpool & Wolverine.’ The movie will be the first installment in the franchise set within the MCU, the first MCU “R” rated movie, and the first installment directed by Shawn Levy.

The first installment was directed by Tim Miller, and the second by David Leitch, so it wasn’t exactly a surprise when we found out that the third installment will directed by a different director as well.

But unlike all candidates for the job, Shawn Levy had personal reasons for jumping on the opportunity to direct ‘Deadpool & Wolverine. Levy recently discussed with Empire that he missed one excellent opportunity years ago, one which he regretted saying no to all these years:

On the set of The Adam Project, Ryan asked me if I would consider doing Deadpool 3. And I remember him saying, ‘I know you’re gonna say no, but I’m really going to try and talk you into it.’ And my response was, ‘I’m not gonna fucking say no, are you kidding? It’s a hard and immediate yes, sir! When we were making Real Steel, Hugh was looking to do The Wolverine (2010), and he asked me if I wanted to do it,” reveals Levy. “And like a moron, I said, ‘No’. Because I was thinking at that time, ‘Well, it’s your fifth time playing the character, I’m doing original films et cetera’. And I regretted it deeply for years. And so, when the opportunity came around again, thank God I was older and wiser enough to jump at the opportunity.

Levy most likely thought that he would never again get the opportunity to work with Wolverine, since Hugh was supposed to retire the character after ‘Logan,’ something that even Feige encouraged him to do. But now, under the blessing of the MCU, that’s changing and the Wolverine variant is ready to spring back into action.

The movie that Levy is referencing, received mixed to positive reviews from critics with praise for staying true to the comics while entertaining casual viewers. Who knows how it would turned out if Levy was directing it? Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!

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