Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in Deadpool 3
Hugh Jackman would be returning as Wolverine, as Ryan Reynolds revealed the Deadpool 3 release date and confirmed yesterday.
The release day for the movie is September 6, 2024.
Is the character getting a relaunch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Will a different chronology be used for Deadpool 3?
When Fox was still a separate business at the time the first two Deadpool films were created, the Mutants were not a part of the MCU. In Fox’s version of events, Wolverine perishes while defending the life of X-23, a clone he raises as his daughter.
It’s perhaps the finest X-Men film ever, giving the beloved Canadian hero a deserved conclusion. So, bringing Wolverine out of the afterlife and into the MCU would seem strange.
But Logan takes place in 2029, as Reynolds and Jackman explain in the new trailer, and that is off-limits. Logan’s events are still considered to be canon. But how is that possible if the MCU just disregards the primary X-Men film timeline?
MCU just disregards the primary X-Men film timeline?
The notion is that this is unquestionably a separate universe. Despite not occurring in the same precise period as any one particular film or comic book, we do have several characters in common with them. We’re supposed to be acting independently. There are several streams, as they say.
It’s unclear at this moment if The Gifted will attempt to tie into a broader known chronology (or at least exhibit parallels to existing ones) given that the X-Men and Brotherhood are described as having vanished in the premiere episode.
Is the casual connection between the X-Men franchise and continuity a problem?
The continuity problems in the X-Men series are probably only going to become worse with the anticipated release of several more films and TV shows. Is it an issue, though? It probably depends on how well you can suspend disbelief and how much continuity concerns matter to you.
In the end, the X-Men film series has been doing this for longer than most shared fictional universes on screen, and has done a respectable job considering. If it makes things simpler, you might just start to conceive of each X-Men film as taking place in its own chronology and only using information from earlier films when it makes emotional or narrative sense. (Hey, Logan said it worked.) Furthermore, as we just established, bending the rules of continuity is a very comic book thing to do.
In the end, it might not matter at all. The future of the X-Men film series is uncertain now that Disney, which owns Marvel, has completed its merger with Fox, which owns X-Men. Disney may choose to reboot the X-Men series in some other manner or elect to include the X-Men characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But these simply ludicrous “original” X-Men franchise timelines will always exist.
According to Gabriel Bergmoser of Den of Geek, the continuity problems in the X-Men franchise are really a great asset since they provide the franchise’s individual movies and TV programmes more freedom to make daring decisions than the Marvel Cinematic Universe does. Logan is the ideal illustration. Even though it doesn’t make sense within the known X-Men chronology, it is being acclaimed as one of the best superhero films ever.