UPDATE: In response to a fan tweet on Thursday, Ryan Reynolds further explained why Deadpool and Wolverine won't reunite for Logan, as much as he would enjoy it.
(Story originally published on Dec. 28 at 3:31 p.m.)
You can't always get what you want.
After reports surfaced claiming Ryan Reynolds
recently shot a scene as Deadpool for the upcoming Wolverine movie, Logan
, the 40-year-old actor took to Twitter to set the record straight.
"Sadly, not true," Reynolds tweeted on Wednesday. "Prisoner 24601 is on a solo mission."
"Prisoner 24601" is a reference to Hugh Jackman's character, Jean Valjean, in the 2012 musical Les Miserables. Jackman will reprise the role of Wolverine in Logan.
Additionally, Logan director James Mangold also shut down the rumors, tweeting, "For everyone freaking out, @TheWrap is dealing in fake news. Chill."
Jackman also chimed in, writing, "What they said."
Reynolds did appear on screen with Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine back in 2009, but the version of Deadpool that he played then was vastly different from the one featured in the 2016 comic book movie. The 2009 version had his mouth sewn shut, taking away his most likeable attribute -- his caustic wit. The updated version shows Deadpool in all his motor-mouthed glory.
Logan is set to be released on March 3, 2017. A Deadpool sequel has been announced and is set for a 2018 release.