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Hugh Jackman reveals the moment he wanted to return as Wolverine in ‘Deadpool 3’

Fans are still reeling at the fact that they’ll finally see Hugh Jackman as Wolverine opposite Hugh’s real-life pal Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool in the upcoming third adventure of the snarky mercenary.

In a chat with Deadline, Jackman recalls the moment he decided to finally pick the claws back up following his 2017 Oscar-nominated swansong Logan.

Jackman recalls, “Well, I was 20 minutes into watching Deadpool and I had just announced, literally, a few weeks before that Logan was going to be my last, which I fully intended. And then I was like, ‘Uh-oh."”

Hugh explains some of his decision may have stemmed from a “hangover” from his intense character Florian in the acclaimed drama The Son. The Tony winner explains, “I was just driving out to the beach. It was mid-August, I had…my first week off in eight, nine months, 10 months [from The Music Man on Broadway]. And it came to me like, ‘I really want to do that.’ And that was it.”

He adds, “As soon as I arrived at the beach, I rang Ryan just to see what the hell was going on. And then here we are. It was so quick.”

Jackman jests, “And trust me, there’s not a morning I don’t wake up where Ryan Reynolds is outside my house with posters saying, ‘Please.’ He’s constantly asking me about it. And I was like, ‘Dude, I’m done. I’m done, I’m done, I’m done, I’m done, I’m done."”

“So then when he rang me [back], he was like, ‘Are you serious?’…,” Jackman adds, “I’m a terrible poker player. All this time I was saying I was done, I really meant it. But…somewhere deep down, this idea was obviously lurking and brewing.”

Deadpool 3, both heroes’ first foray into the MCU, hits theaters November 8, 2024.

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