Ryan Reynolds Will Show Up as Deadpool in Logan: Report (Updated)

Image: 20th Century Fox
Image: 20th Century Fox

As if the timelines for these X-Men-related movies wasn’t confusing enough, The Wrap’s claiming that Ryan Reynolds has shot a scene as Deadpool for the upcoming Logan.


According to the report, the scene (apparently directed by Deadpool 2 director David Leitch) is likely to be a post-credits tag, which makes a lot more sense than trying to fit Deadpool into Logan more organically. We saw the first act of Logan earlier this month, and while there is a fair amount of humor and even wisecracking—especially from Boyd Holbrook’s villain Donald Pierce—Deadpool’s fourth-wall demolishing brand of humor would stand out in Logan. That movie’s going for a Western-meets-Little Miss Sunshine vibe that is very particular.

That said, the inclusion of Deadpool as he appeared in Deadpool makes us wonder if X-Men Origins: Wolverine is now shunted off into an alternate universe, the way Days of Future Past did to X-Men: The Last Stand. Because it’s hard to imagine that the Deadpool-in-name-only character from Origins has any relation to the one that we saw this year.

Whatever references Logan might make to any of the other X-Men movies is going to completely muddy the “what still happened” waters. That said, this timeline confusion makes the X-Men movies even more comic book accurate than any other adaptation out there.

Logan comes out March 3.

Update: Ryan Reynolds has tweeted out a response which seems very carefully worded:

Reynolds’ response is to someone saying that he’ll appear with Hugh Jackman in Logan, which he says is not the case. Also, he threw in a Les Miserables reference just for fun.

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.



Fox’s efforts to fuck up the internal continuity of this series are, frankly, almost ambitious. I’m not even mad, it’s hilarious.

We’ve now got a Wolverine who has interacted with two Deadpools, who were played by the same actor but clearly different characters with different backstories, and one of those Deadpools just did a movie which featured a Colossus who also was a pretty clearly different character than the one we’d seen alongside this same Wolverine in previous X-movies.