Deadpool 3 will not include X-23, Wolverine’s replacement, due to the film’s timeline. The highly anticipated film will mark the entry of Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and will also feature Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine. Jackman previously portrayed the popular mutant in several X-Men films before seemingly retiring from the role with 2017’s Logan.
MCU Wolverine Theory Impossible
The inclusion of Jackman’s Wolverine in Deadpool 3 raised questions regarding how the character would return, as Logan’s storyline seemingly concluded with his death in the film. Fans also speculated that Dafne Keen’s X-23, who appeared as Logan’s “daughter” in Logan, might make an appearance in Deadpool 3. However, the timeline of the film clarifies that this is not possible.
Deadpool 3 is set to take place before the events of Logan, which occurs in 2029. Jackman confirmed that Deadpool 3 honors Logan’s legacy and does not tamper with the storyline. Therefore, Keen’s X-23 is unlikely to return in the film. The focus of Deadpool 3 will be on Deadpool and Wolverine’s journey in the MCU.
While Deadpool 3 may not address X-23’s role, there is speculation that the character could be featured in Avengers: Secret Wars, set to release in 2027. This would provide the opportunity for X-23 to take over as the Wolverine of her timeline, fulfilling the promise of her character’s potential as Logan’s replacement.
Overall, Deadpool 3’s timeline excludes X-23 from the film, but there is potential for her to appear in future MCU projects. The film will focus on Deadpool and Wolverine’s storyline within the MCU, while also paying homage to Logan’s legacy. The inclusion of Jackman’s Wolverine in Deadpool 3 has generated excitement among fans, and there are rumors of other Fox Marvel characters making appearances in the film.