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Supernatural and The Winchesters star Jensen Ackles has revealed that he had been in consideration for the lead position in Deadpool.
While the role of Wade Wilson in the end went to Ryan Reynolds, Ackles had briefly been in line for it. “There was definitely a movie that I was very a lot in talks about,” he said, whereas attending a Supernatural convention in Phoenix, Arizona (via CBR).
“I wasn’t available, so the prepare simply type of stopped there. But, had I been available, I would’ve needed to jump through the studio hoops and bounce by way of producer hoops and stuff. But I had a really good shot, and it’s a movie that I actually, actually like.”
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Ackles did not immediately give away which film he was referring to, but did later affirm he was referring to Deadpool when requested by a fan, adding: “It was in all probability a good thing because my ex-girlfriend was on there and so that most likely would have been awkward, so it in all probability worked out for one of the best.”
Despite missing out on enjoying the Merc with a Mouth, there are no onerous emotions from Ackles, who stated that he thought the whole cast have been “wonderful”.
Ackles currently options in Supernatural spinoff The Winchesters as a narrator and executive producer for the prequel sequence.
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Deadpool 3 is currently in production and can see Reynolds star reverse Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
The movie, which will be Reynolds’ third outing as Wade Wilson, will see Jackman in character as Wolverine for the primary time since Logan, with the occasions of Deadpool 3 set to happen before the 2017 film.
Deadpool and Deadpool 2 are streaming on Disney+, and in addition obtainable on digital obtain, DVD and Blu-ray. Deadpool 3, starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, has a release date of September 6, 2024.