Ryan Reynolds explains why Deadpool isn't in Logan
Trash-talking hero 'wouldn't mix with the tone,' he says.
Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds says he wants to pair his wisecracking antihero with the feral tough guy Wolverine, but the upcoming movie Logan isn’t the proper vehicle.
A day after shooting down a report that he would make a cameo in the Hugh Jackman-starring film, Reynolds tweeted, “I want a Deadpool/Wolvie film. But Logan is its own unique & perfect thing. The Big Red [S‑‑‑]-Talker wouldn’t mix with the tone.”
Set for release March 3, Logan stars Jackman as an aging Wolverine, fighting for survival in a world where the mutant population is in decline and his mentor Professor X (Patrick Stewart) is in poor health.
Promotional materials for the movie, including a moody trailer set to Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt,” suggest it will have a grim, somber tone. That would seem to be at odds with Reynolds’ quippy, self-referential portrayal of Deadpool.
The notion of Deadpool appearing in Logan was first floated by The Wrap, which reported Wednesday that Reynolds recently shot a scene for the film, possibly a post-credits sequence. Reynolds, Jackman, and Logan director James Mangold denied the report, and a source familiar with the movie told EW that Deadpool is not in it.