Deadpool 3 Is A Go At Disney, Reportedly MCU’s First R-Rated Film

It’s been a while since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, but it took more than a year for it to officially integrate Fox’s slew of Marvel films into its ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. And what better way than to mark that new era than with Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool?

Deadline reports that the House of Mouse has confirmed that Deadpool 3 has been greenlit for early development, and with Ryan Reynolds gearing up to reprise his role as the iconic Merc with a Mouth. Taking the sequel’s screenwriting reins will be Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin, of Bob’s Burgers fame.

The Molyneux sisters, who were awarded a Primetime Emmy award for the aforementioned Bob’s Burgers in 2017, were the eventual pick after a round of pitches from various writers over the past month with Disney. While no director has yet to be announced, David Leitch, who directed Deadpool 2, is expected to return to helm the third movie. But, of course, Ryan Reynolds remains the constant as Wade Wilson/Deadpool.

Deadpool 3 will also reportedly be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s very first R-rated entry, wrote Deadline reporter Justin Kroll on Twitter (who also happened to be the source of the film’s existence at Disney).

This is interesting as Disney typically goes for more family-friendly approaches, so it will be a major turning point for the franchise by letting the Deadpool series stick to its mature guns.

But perhaps the biggest turning point was already including Deadpool in the MCU alone. What other Mutant-shaped surprises Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige and his team have in store for audiences in the future remains to be seen.