Deadpool & Wolverine could gross over $230 million in its first few days

This would be a record for R-rated films

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Expectations for the debut of Deadpool and Wolverine are growing more and more. New data indicates that the film could open with a box office gross of over US$200 million, and could even reach US$239 million, in North America alone, according to Deadline. If confirmed, this will be the highest grossing for a Rated-R film - rated for those over 17 years old - in history. And by a lot, as the record is held by the first Deadpool, with US$132.4 million.

Everything about Deadpool & Wolverine

Deadpool & Wolverine will mark the return of Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman) as the mutant Wolverine five years after Logan, which was thought of as a kind of farewell for the Australian actor from the role of Wolverine, which he has been playing since X-Men: The Movie, in 2000. In the comics, Wolverine and Deadpool are rivals and often enemies. Occasionally, the two have to put their mutual hatred aside to work together, which provides plenty of opportunities for humor with Logan frustrated and Bullseye having fun. Little is known about the film's story, only that there will be a time travel element for Jackman's Wolverine to return without messing with the continuity where he ended his time in the role with Logan. Emma Corrin (The Crown) will be the villain.

Completing the cast are Matthew Macfadyen (Succession), and, returning from the other Deadpool films, Karan Soni, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Leslie Ugamms, Brianna Hildebrand, Shioli Kutsuna, and Stefan Kapicic. Originally written by sisters Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux (Bob's Burgers), Deadpool 3 will be part of the MCU and is one of the only 18+ films in development at Marvel Studios (Blade is the other). Now, the screenwriting duo from the first films, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, are writing the script. Shawn Levy (Free Guy, Taking Control, The Adam Project) directs Ryan Reynolds in the project.

Deadpool & Wolverine opens on July 25, 2024