Deadpool fans – and let’s face it, that’s most of us, because who can resist the charms of Ryan Reynolds? – got a nice little surprise this week, when it was reported that the red sweary guy would be crossing over into Hugh Jackman‘s upcoming film Logan

Logan is the last hurrah in the Wolverine series, at least until they decide to reboot it or they throw enough money at Jackman, and The Wrap spoke with an individual “close” to production, who claimed that Reynolds had shot a brief post-credits scene for the film.   

After that brief burst of excitement and a flurry of articles celebrating the supposed development, both Reynolds and Logan director James Mangold took to social media to pour cold water over the whole thing, the latter simply saying: “Deadpool ain’t in the film, man. Keep backtracking.” 

Overnight, a Holllywood Reporter writer Tweeted at Reyolds to ask him whether or not his cameo in Logan was really happening, and surprisingly, the actor actually responded, explaining why a crossover between the two wouldn’t work at this point. He said: 

“No. I want a Deadpool/Wolvie film. But Logan is its own unique & perfect thing. The Big Red Shit-Talker wouldn’t mix with the tone.”

The first trailer for Logan is set to the Johnny Cash cover of Nine Inch Nails‘ ‘Hurt‘, and looks grim and serious as fuck, which doesn’t seem to mesh with the more foul-mouthed, free-wheeling Deadpool, so it makes sense that the two won’t be meeting up this time …

… Unless this is a giant misdirect and Deadpool does have some kind of a cameo in this after all. I don’t even know what’s real anymore TBH. Logan is out in March 2017, while Deadpool 2whose director recently quit over creative differences with star Reynolds, is out in 2018.  

Source: Twitter.

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