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Supernatural and The Winchesters Star Jensen Ackles has revealed he was considered for the lead role in dead Pool.
While the role of Wade Wilson ultimately went to Ryan Reynolds, Ackles had briefly been in line for it. “There was definitely a movie that I talked about a lot,” he said, as he attended a Supernatural convention in Phoenix, Arizona (via RBC).
“I wasn’t available, so the train kind of stopped there. But if I had been available, I would have had to jump through studio hoops and jump through producer hoops and all that. . But I had a really good shot, and it’s a movie that I really, really love.”
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Ackles didn’t immediately reveal which film he was referring to, but later confirmed he was referring to dead Pool to a fan’s question, adding, “It was probably a good thing because my ex-girlfriend was there and so it probably would have been awkward, so it probably worked out for the best.”
Although he missed playing Merc with a Mouth, there are no hard feelings from Ackles, who said he thought the entire cast was “incredible”.
Ackles is currently featured in Supernatural spin off The Winchesters as narrator and executive producer for the prequel series.
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Dead Pool 3 is currently in production and will see Reynolds star opposite Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
The film, which will be Reynolds’ third outing as Wade Wilson, will see Jackman portray Wolverine for the first time since. Loganwith the events of Dead Pool 3 should take place before the 2017 film.
dead Pool and Deadpool 2 are streaming on Disney+, and also available on digital download, DVD, and Blu-ray. Dead Pool 3starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, has a release date of September 6, 2024.