Deadpool and Wolverine trailer hides a dark secret about the death of the X-Men

Don't let the trailer for Deadpool 3 fool you with its upbeat music and funny lines, since it may be hiding a horrifying secret in plain sight.
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine/Logan in 20th Century Studios/Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios/Marvel Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios / © and ™ 2024 MARVEL.
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine/Logan in 20th Century Studios/Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios/Marvel Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios / © and ™ 2024 MARVEL. /

The wait is finally over. The official trailer for Deadpool and Wolverine is here and it looks as awesome as we could've imagined. Our latest look at the third movie in the Deadpool franchise is filled with lots of violence, fourth-wall-breaking moments, and jokes that couldn't be delivered in any other superhero movie. It's fast-paced and explosive, and watching it makes us incredibly happy for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

However, behind all that cheeriness and adrenaline that the trailer offers, there may be a horrific secret hiding in plain sight. After all, the Deadpool movies are well-known for being able to balance fun and action with deep and devastating moments - often giving us the best of both worlds. And this time around, it appears that could be the case for Wolverine himself. While Logan's return is something fans have waited for a long time now, it may not come without a big price.

See, we believe this version of the beloved superhero is not so innocent after all and may have brought death to his former X-Men team. So let's break down all of the evidence, shall we?

Are the X-Men dead in Logan's universe?

The trailer lets us know right away something devastating happened to the former universe of this version of Logan. At the 45-second mark, we can hear Wade yelling to him: "Is that what you said when your world went to s**t?". That line is followed by a quick shot of Wolverine falling to his knees in a big grass field with huge stone structures in the middle. Afterward, the TVA agent Paradox claims this version of the iconic hero somehow let down his entire world.

Let's go back to that shot of the grass field for a moment. Could those stone structures actually be... graves? Maybe what we're seeing is Logan mourning the death of all of the former X-Men in his universe. After all, if he were to be the lone survivor from his world, it would explain why the TVA would choose him specifically to team up with Deadpool for this mission.

Let's face it, Wolverine isn't known for being the best team player ever. And according to Paradox, this specific version of the hero already let everyone down. So then, the question has to be asked: Out of every character in the multiverse, why go for his help? Is it just because Marvel knew it would be fun to pair him with Deadpool in a live-action project? (Which, wouldn't be all that bad if we're being honest). Or is it because he's the only survivor of his universe who has gone toe-to-toe with Cassandra Nova - the movie's antagonist - and lived to tell that story?

Our money is on the latter. But if that were to be the case, then what could've possibly happened to bring death to every X-Men aside from Wolverine himself? Fortunately, there's a comic book series that could give us all the answers, but it is as terrifying as you'd think.

Marvel could adapt the Old Man Logan storyline

One of the most popular Wolverine stories ever told in comic books came in the form of Old Man Logan. A bleak storyline that saw Mysterio trick its titular hero into mistaking the X-Men for supervillains. What Wolverine thought was an attempt to keep the X-Mansion safe from relentless bad guys turned out to be a massacre where he killed everyone who ever held dear. All due to the trickery of the master of illusions himself. After that event, Logan dropped his superhero persona and refused to use his claws again.

Now, going back to the Deadpool and Wolverine trailer, maybe that's the reason why we see him struggle with growing his claws at the bar. While Wade plays it off as a simple joke, perhaps the real reason this happened is because Logan isn't used to using his powers anymore. He could've brought death to his former colleagues and friends and decided to seclude himself for the rest of his life until the TVA found him.

Now, the big difference between the comic book storyline and the MCU is that Mysterio is dead in the latter. So if he wasn't the one to set the X-Men massacre in motion, then who was?

Cassandra could've tricked Logan

Deadpool & Wolverine is set to feature Cassandra Nova as the big bad. In the comics, she's the evil sister of Charles Xavier and has the power of telepathy just like her brother. Maybe she's the one who tricked this new version of Logan into killing the X-Men. That's why he's the lone survivor of a doomed universe, and most importantly: that's why the TVA needs him for this mission.

Logan would be the only person who knows what they're up against. He could be the only being in the multiverse to snap out of Cassandra's mind control, even if it was already too late to save his world. Not only does that turn him into a valuable asset, but it also puts him in the perfect position to redeem himself as a hero in a journey with Deadpool, of all people.

Only time will tell if that eventually winds up being the case. Fortunately, it won't be long before we figure it out. Deadpool and Wolverine arrives shortly in movie theaters on July 26, 2024.

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