According to AV Club, Logan director James Mangold doesn't like the idea of seeing Hugh Jackman reprise his role as Wolverine in the upcoming Deadpool 3.
Every film genre has a handful of movies that stand out from the pack and become both definitive and synonymous with the genre. As Hollywood continues to churn out superhero flicks left and right, the ranking of films that act as the watermark for the genre is incredibly mercurial. For example, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse came out this month, and a host of fans are already labeling it one of the best superhero films ever made, animated or otherwise.
However, even though the list of great superhero movies is perpetually shifting and expanding, a few films will always find their way to most fans' top ten lists. One of those movies is James Mangold's Logan, which was intended to be a swan song to Hugh Jackman's iconic portrayal of the Wolverine character.
Unfortunately for Mangold, Disney now owns the rights to 20th Century Fox and the films created under their umbrella and decided to revive Wolverine and bring Hugh Jackman back in the process for Deadpool 3.
So, how does the Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny director feel about Hugh Jackman deciding to revive the character, 7 years after his "death", to do poop and fart jokes with Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool? Resigned, is the vibe we're getting, and certainly not thrilled.
This is per a profile on Mangold out in Variety today, which is mostly about Dial Of Destiny, which tasks the Cop Land director with playing pinch-hitter for Steven Spielberg. But he does field a question about Logan, and, yeah, not jazzed. Here's the full, semi-bleak response:
I can't say that there's a part of me that doesn't wish that we'd let it be. But there was always going to be another Wolverine. There could be a baby Wolverine and a cartoon Wolverine. As much liquid as they can squeeze out of that rag, they're going to try to. I don't measure my success on a movie like Logan with whether we ended the conversation.
I ended my conversation.