Ryan Reynolds
Actor Ryan Reynolds speaks before the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California U.S., December 15, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

After reports emerged that Ryan Reynolds could be reprising his role as Deadpool in Hugh Jackman’s upcoming film “Logan,” the actor took to social media to set the record straight. He shot down all rumours about his character appearing in the film, but added that he wants to be a part of a Wolverine film.

In a tweet, Reynolds said that reports about his character appearing in “Logan” are “sadly, not true.” He said the Aussie actor is on a “solo mission” this time around, and referred to him as “Prisoner 24601,” which is from Jackamn’s 2012 flick “Les Misérables.”

Reynolds is interested in being a part of a Wolverine film, he clarified in another tweet. His only concern is that “Logan” already has a tone to live up to, and the inclusion of his comedic character may not be a good thing for the film.

Jackman’s final role as the iconic superhero is inspired by “Old Man Logan” comic series by Marvel. The story is about an older character past his prime, going on his last mission. The plot is about Wolverine and Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) trying to protect the female clone of Wolverine from an evil organization.

“Logan” is the last film in the Wolverine solo trilogy. Perhaps “Deadpool” can be a part of the next set of movies of the character, when the franchise identifies another actor to play the role. That will be a challenge for the casting team because Jackman has been playing this role for nearly two decades.

Reynolds will soon begin work on his “Deadpool” sequel, which is set to be released in 2018. There have been no casting announcements for the film yet. “Logan” will be released on March 3, 2017. A trailer of the film has already been released online.

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