When you say Wolverine in regards to the X-Men movies, there’s only one name to say in response: Hugh Jackman. Since the original X-Men movie, Jackman has done the role every single time. However, with Wolverine 3, Jackman has stated that it will be his “last” time as Logan. In addition, he’s sure there’s already a hunt going on for his replacement, or so the actor tells The Huffington Post:
“17 years [playing the character] is a long time, and I’m sure that they’ve already started casting, you know? Someone may sign up for an 11-picture deal, as we speak.”
However, he does toy with our emotions by mentioning a certain Merc with a Mouth…
“Hmmm, I can’t.. no. Nope,” he said. “But, I am really good mates with [Reynolds] so…”
And yes, he agrees that Deadpool could be done a lot better than the character’s depiction in Wolverine: Origins.
“We sort of took a pretty strong choice on Deadpool, where we kind of stitched him up”, said Jackman. “And I love the character of Deadpool and I think that the sort of badass, fast-talking, funny, annoying Deadpool vs Wolverine would still be cool. We’ve sort of done it, but I think we could have done that much better.”
The third Wolverine film is scheduled for a March 3, 2017 release.