Actor Ryan Reynolds has spoken out to confirm that the character Deadpool will not show up in the upcoming Wolverine movie, Logan. A report today claimed that would be the case.
Sadly, not true. Prisoner 24601 is on a solo mission. https://t.co/5czBmMRfY1
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 28, 2016
Prisoner 24601 is a reference to Jean Valjean, the character Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman played in Les Miserables.
The Wrap reported today that Reynolds filmed a scene as Deadpool for Logan that was said to possibly be a post-credits scene. Director James Mangold also denied that Deadpool would be in the movie.
@PotterDarth DEADPOOL IS NOT IN MY FILM. Does all caps help confirm it?
— Mangold (@mang0ld) December 28, 2016
Logan is scheduled to come out in March 2017. The Deadpool sequel, meanwhile, is currently without a release date. Tim Miller, who directed the first and was on board for the sequel, recently dropped out.