Badger Y Logan Director James Mangold had some thoughts about the announcement that frequent collaborator Hugh Jackman would reprise his iconic role for Deadpool 3.
Mangold took to Twitter and, without referring to the ad itself or writing a word, posted a gif of Logan of Wolverine clone X-24 impaling the original Logan on the horn-shaped root of a tree stump, a major contribution to the series of wounds that ultimately killed the long-lived mutant in Mangold’s film.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) September 27, 2022
Fans immediately began reacting with comments ranging from the accusatory: “You don’t have the last word on Wolverine”; to the legalists: “Logan was never canon to anything since they said a mutant hadn’t been born in 20 years”; to the triumphant: “everything is possible in the Multiverse!”
Several hours later, Mangold was forced to abandon subtlety and make his intentions clear.
“Oh my God!” Mangold wrote. “Everyone calm down. It’s a joke! I’m fine! LOGAN will always be there. Multiverse or prequel, time warp or wormhole, canon or non-canon or even for no reason, I can’t wait to see how crazy [sic] My dear friends @VancityReynolds and @RealHughJackman cook!”