Deadpool & Wolverine: BTS of the R-Rated superhero reunion

Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and Shawn Levy discuss the potential for future appearances in Marvel's Avengers movies.

Pop Culture & Art July 11, 2024
Mary Ellen Matthews for Variety

In a candid  interview with Variety, the creative trio behind "Deadpool & Wolverine" pull back the curtain on the making of the highly-anticipated R-rated superhero sequel. Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and Shawn Levy share the laughter-filled journey of bringing the iconic characters together, revealing how Hugh Jackman's unexpected return as Wolverine came to be, the challenges of navigating Disney's family-friendly image with a character known for his crass humor, and the pressure they feel to deliver a box-office smash in a struggling theatrical landscape.

The interview dives into the creative process, with Reynolds, Jackman, and Levy sharing anecdotes about the evolution of the script, the collaborative dynamic between the actors, and the freedom they had to push boundaries within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They also discuss the significance of Wolverine finally donning his iconic yellow suit, the film's R-rating, and the potential for future appearances in "Avengers" movies.

As the conversation unfolds, the trio's playful banter and genuine camaraderie shine through, giving readers a glimpse into the fun and irreverent spirit that permeates the "Deadpool & Wolverine" universe. They address the challenges of maintaining emotional stakes within a multiverse where death isn't always permanent, the evolving nature of blockbuster entertainment, and the pressure to succeed in a box-office environment where superhero fatigue is a growing concern.

Overall, the interview offers an in-depth and entertaining look at the making of "Deadpool & Wolverine," showcasing the passion, creativity, and humor that went into bringing these beloved characters back to the big screen. It's a must-read for fans of the franchise and anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes magic of filmmaking.



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