It’s been two years since Deadpool 2 and since then, the studio that brought the Merc with a Mouth to the big screen is no more, having been bought over by Disney, the studio behind Marvel’s string of highly successful films based on Marvel Comics characters.
Question about how an R-rated character and franchise would fit into the family-friendly Marvel Cinematic Universe was left largely unanswered, though there was recent confirmation that Disney was keen on a second sequel to their billion-dollar Deadpool franchise, and recent, Collider spoke with Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige, who not only confirmed an R rating for the sequel, but when it would start filming.
“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now… It will not be [filming] this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life,” said Feige.
So Deadpool 3 is definitely part of the bigger Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Ryan Reynold’s vulgar anti-hero is officially a part of cinema’s biggest comic-book franchise. We don’t know what this means for other characters/mutants who have appeared in the first two films, but we’ll take what we can!
Feige added that sisters Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux are hard at work on the script, and that star Ryan Reynolds is also overseeing the script, which is another good thing.
The bad news? Deadpool 3 is only looking at filming from 2022 at the earliest. This means a possible 2023 release at the earliest. But while a new Disney Deadpool movie is still years away, nothing is preventing Reynolds or Deadpool to appear in the many MCU films and Disney+ series from now until then.