Although brutal, Deadpool and Wolverine’s fight in Deadpool 3 will likely end in a draw due to both characters’ healing factors. Deadpool 3 set footage suggests that Wolverine and Deadpool will eventually team up rather than solely fight to the death. Deadpool and Wolverine’s draw will be great for Deadpool 3, as it allows for a friendly dynamic between the heroes and acknowledges Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s real-life friendship. It also keeps the characters available for future MCU movies and shows.

The fight between Deadpool and Wolverine in the MCU‘s Deadpool 3 will be exciting, but the outcome likely won’t be surprising. With Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine joining Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool in the MCU, Deadpool 3 can finally display a live-action battle between the two Marvel icons in all their glory. Deadpool 3‘s potentially gory fight between Wolverine and Deadpool will be like nothing the MCU has ever seen before, though the aftermath might be of little importance.

A rematch between Deadpool and Wolverine on the big screen has been brewing since 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where Wolverine had a tough time keeping up with the monstrosity that took up the Deadpool name, but ultimately came up victorious by beheading him. Years later, Fox’s two Deadpool movies gave Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool a makeover, not only fixing his costume and personality but also his abilities. As it stands, Deadpool and Wolverine’s MCU rematch may end very differently.

Deadpool Vs Wolverine Seems Likely In Deadpool 3

Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine has been one of Deadpool 3‘s biggest reveals since the movie was first announced. Despite saying goodbye to the character in James Mangold’s Logan, the idea of joining the MCU and crossing paths with Deadpool was evidently too exciting to pass up. And given both character’s abilities and shared comic book history, a fight scene where both heroes go all-out against each other is all but inevitable. Deadpool 3‘s R rating also raises expectations, as the MCU can finally do the characters’ brutal nature justice on the big screen.

Shortly after Deadpool 3‘s first set image featuring Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine was made public, more behind-the-scenes footage provided a deeper look at Wolverine’s role in the movie. As shown in set photos and videos, Wolverine and Deadpool will fight beside a wrecked Fox logo, which suggests that Deadpool, Wolverine, and possibly other non-MCU Marvel characters will get ripped out of their home universes. Whether this scene is the only fight between Deadpool and Wolverine in Deadpool 3 is yet to be seen, however.

Deadpool Vs Wolverine Can Only End In A Draw

Deadpool and Wolverine’s battle in Deadpool 3 has the potential to become the MCU’s most brutal fight so far. However, there’s little mystery around its outcome. Wolverine and Deadpool have incredibly fast healing factors that could extend the fight indefinitely. Wolverine has only died once in the X-Men movies, and that was only because of adamantium poisoning in a future timeline. Deadpool has been split in half and shot while wearing a mutation inhibitor, but he also recovered quite quickly. Since expecting one of them to die is futile, the only way Deadpool and Wolverine’s fight can end is if they give up or if something else distracts them.

Besides, Deadpool 3‘s first set photo features Wolverine and Deadpool walking side by side, which suggests that they will team up at some point in the movie. An R-rated buddy-superhero adventure is more innovative than a straightforward fight to the death, and it makes more sense for Wolverine and Deadpool to join forces to face a bigger threat together. Ultimately, Wolverine and Deadpool’s MCU arrival could set up future multiversal storylines for upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe titles like Avengers: Secret Wars, so a death from either character is highly unlikely.

Why A Wolverine Vs Deadpool Draw Is Great For Deadpool 3

Deadpool and Wolverine’s similar abilities provide many opportunities for creative fight scenes. Unlike most characters, they can land brutal blows and chop each other to bits over and over before the fight ends. The main appeal of the fight lies in how they attack each other, and not how either of them dies. Wolverine and Deadpool’s inability to die provides a believable reason for their friendship, and it even acknowledges Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s playful real-life feud and friendship. Both characters and actors are equals inside and outside Deadpool 3.

Also, letting Deadpool and Wolverine survive the events of Deadpool 3 can make them available for future MCU movies and shows. While Deadpool 3‘s plot may feature Deadpool killing Fox’s X-Men universe and all its characters, Deadpool and Wolverine themselves are too popular to kill off in a one-off MCU story. Instead, Marvel Studios could keep them around at least until a franchise-wide crossover event, where they can interact with other MCU characters and receive a final sendoff as satisfying as Iron Man and Captain America’s Avengers: Endgame farewell.

Key Release Dates

The Marvels

Deadpool 3

Captain America: Brave New World

Marvel’s Thunderbolts

Blade (2025)

Marvel’s Fantastic Four

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

Avengers: Secret Wars

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