It’s been four years since “Deadpool 2” hit theaters, and we’re anxiously awaiting the sequel. The fate of the movie franchise and its titular character seemed to be in limbo after Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox in March 2019. But in 2020, Reynolds confirmed that “Deadpool 3” was on its way.
“Deadpool 3” is directed by Shawn Levy, from a script by writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The duo spoke to Discussing Film in June about making the sequel for Marvel Studios. “It’s almost like putting on a comfy old sweater. Marvel’s really given us the support to maintain the tone and the vision that we have for it,” Reese told the outlet. “They’ve been very hands-off and supportive, but they’ve also let us do what we do. So really, it’s just been fun.”
He told Discussing Film, “We’re mad scientists back in the laboratory again. Deadpool is our favorite who will always be the character I think we’re most associated with, and we’re very grateful for being allowed to write him again. So it’s a blast. It’s like going back to school again after having summer off. It’s pretty fun.”
Only time will tell where Deadpool and his friends will fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but we’re excited to see what the creative team comes up with. Since Marvel has the rights to many of its most popular heroes, including the ever-absent X-Men, we may finally see Deadpool teaming up with his comic-book comrades. Maybe one of them will explain what exactly happened after “Deadpool 2″‘s wild postcredits scene basically eradicated the film?
Read on for everything we know about “Deadpool 3.”