One of the most anticipated movies of this summer is undoubtedly the forthcoming film that will pair two of cinema's most beloved antiheroes of recent times.

Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine will reunite in a new Marvel movie - but director Shawn Levy has clarified a few things about the film.

Although it is officially the third 'Deadpool' film, Levy told ScreenRant that it would not be called 'Deadpool 3'.

"As far as crafting the Deadpool and Wolverine story, I just felt privileged every day because you’re talking about two massive movie stars in their most iconic roles," he said. "It also gave me an opportunity. It’s the third Deadpool movie, but it’s not Deadpool 3. It’s a different thing that’s very much Deadpool and Wolverine. And it’s not trying to copycat anything from the first two movies. They were awesome, but this is a two-hander character adventure."

Levy added that the film was going to be both "gnarly" and "funny", and said that he "wanted to build a great time at the theatre for audiences".

"I wouldn’t say that there were any big surprises," he said, "but you feel where the pace wants to tighten, you feel where you can afford to slow down and have a deeper, more durable character moment."

'Deadpool & Wolverine' will hit cinemas on July 26th.