'Deadpool 3' Moving Forward at Marvel Studios
Deadpool is officially joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as his third film gains momentum.
After over a year of hints and rumors, it looks like Deadpool 3 is officially moving forward at Marvel Studios! The studio and Ryan Reynolds have hired the Molyneux sisters, the Emmy award-winning writers of Bob's Burgers. Writer meetings had been taking place over October and November, with Reynolds meeting with many writers to hear their pitches for the sequel. Reynolds is set to reprise his role as Wade Wilson/Deadpool in the sequel, but director David Leitch will not return as he has a full 2021 schedule.
Much is unknown about the project as this is the first Deadpool film to be produced with Marvel Studios, but sources say that the film is expected to retain its predecessors' R-rating. Many fans will be pleased to hear that, as there was concern over whether or not Disney would approve of an R-rated franchise joining the family-friendly MCU despite former CEO Robert Iger's assurances that the rating would not change. The film is in early development and it's unknown when it would release, although the earliest likely possibility is 2023, as the MCU's 2022 slate is already full.
I'm happy to see that Deadpool 3 is moving forward, as it had been a while since we last heard any news about the project. I think Deadpool is going to be an awesome and very fun addition to the MCU sandbox, and I'm looking forward to seeing him interact with the Avengers (and hopefully Spider-Man). I hope Marvel Studios doesn't throw out everything from his previous solo movies, however. I really want to see Morena Baccarin return as Wade's girlfriend Vanessa, who was killed at the beginning of Deadpool 2 before being saved in the movie's mid-credits scene. I'd also love to see Zazie Beetz's Domino return, as she was one of the best parts of the sequel, and I don't think the film would feel right without Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead as well. I'm not too fussed about Josh Brolin's Cable, though. He was fine in Deadpool 2 but I don't think he's integral the way the other supporting characters are.
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