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5 Movies You Need to Watch Before Deadpool & Wolverine Release

5 Movies You Need to Watch Before Deadpool & Wolverine Release

There’s no doubt that Deadpool & Wolverine is going to be one of the most iconic movies of this year, and everyone has been looking forward to it. The promotion of the upcoming movie which includes the trailer has everyone hyped up for what’s to come. However, if you are new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Marvel in general but still want to immerse yourself in Deadpool & Wolverine, we’ve got you covered!

Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds are a deadly and talented combination, and we’re just as excited about them as you are. So, if you’re about to tip your toes into the world of superheroes with Deadpool & Wolverine, here are some movies you can watch ahead of the release to help understand the universe better, and it will always help you enjoy the movie a lot more!

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Spider-Man: No Way Home follows Peter Parker struggling to navigate the aftermath of his identity being revealed to the world and the consequences that come with it. With his life falling apart, Peter seeks out the help of Doctor Strange which would help the world forget that Peter is Spider-Man.

However, a spell gone wrong causes multiple villains from different dimensions to emerge into Peter’s world, forcing him to confront his past demons and make difficult decisions to protect his loved ones.

Spider-Man: No Way Home
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Spider-Man: No Way Home is a must-see for fans of the iconic superhero and promises jaw-dropping action sequences and heartfelt moments. In the trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine, the title characters are seen jumping through a portal that looks like it belongs to a Marvel Studios film. We’re dying to know where they’re going and whether we’ll see a cameo from Dr. Strange. 

Loki (2021)

Loki is a Disney+ series that follows the God of Mischief, played by Tom Hiddleston, as he navigates through time and space after escaping with the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame. Tasked by the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA) to fix the timeline that he inadvertently disrupted, Loki finds himself entangled in a web of time-traveling adventures and self-discovery.

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Loki really delves into the concept of the multiverse, which we think will be important to know going into Deadpool & Wolverine as the title characters will be working together to protect the “Fox movie-verse.”

Deadpool 2 (2018)

If you’re going to watch what’s technically Deadpool 3, you need to watch Deadpool 2! In Deadpool 2, foul-mouthed mercenary Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, assembles a team of fellow mutants known as the X-Force to protect a mutant named Russell from the time-traveling cyborg. Along the way, Deadpool must face his inner demons and deal with the repercussions of his violent actions.

The movie is filled with over-the-top action sequences, comedic banter, and pop culture references, maintaining the irreverent tone of the original film. The heart of the story lies in Deadpool’s growth as a character, as he learns to take responsibility for his actions and form genuine connections with those around him.

Deadpool 2
Credit: 20th Century Studios

With a mix of humor, heart, and high-octane thrills, Deadpool 2 is a sequel that delivers on all fronts and further cements the character’s status as a fan-favorite in the superhero genre. Rewatching Deadpool 2 will help fans to understand Deadpool & Wolverine, as it’s likely that the new film will explore the messes made during Wade’s time travel in the previous film.

X-Men (2000)

X-Men is a superhero movie involving a superhero team based on the Marvel Comics. The film follows a group of mutants, each possessing unique abilities, who are led by Professor Charles Xavier in a battle against Magneto, a mutant with villainous intentions. As the mutants grapple with their own inner struggles and societal prejudices, they must come together to stop Magneto’s plan to turn world leaders into mutants.

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This film might be the most important to watch before the new Deadpool movie as it marks the big-screen, live-action debut of so many beloved characters. This would be the place to start to understand the timeline so far. 

Logan (2017)

Logan is a 2017 superhero film in the X-Men franchise that follows an aging Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman, as he navigates a post-apocalyptic world where mutants are on the verge of extinction. Living in isolation with Professor X, played by Patrick Stewart, Logan finds himself caring for a young mutant girl named Laura with powers similar to his own.

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The events of Deadpool & Wolverine actually take place before Logan, so this new film may help fans of Logan interpret the story in a new light. 


The aforementioned are some of the finest Marvel movies that have been made, and also some of the most exciting ones, which will reflect in Deadpool & Wolverine! There’s still time for the release, so you have more than enough time to binge these movies!