It's official: Deadpool is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). And he's not going to be neutered by the demands of his new distributor, Disney. In fact, Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige has confirmed that Deadpool 3 will be the first R-rated movie in the MCU. In an interview with Collider Feige said:
"It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and [Ryan Reynolds is] 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."
Mr. Pool is expected to join Phase Five of the MCU, which will already house a new-look Fantastic Four team. (There are also rumors of a new X-Men ensemble.) Naturally, Reynolds himself got in on the action with a Twitter message.
Full disclosure: I showed them Spiderman 1 & 2 and told them it was Deadpool 1 & 2. #Deadpool3 https://t.co/N0IGDbpBK0— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 11, 2021
Reynolds has already confirmed that the writers of animated sitcom Bob's Burgers will be scripting Deadpool 3. All the omens are good for a naughty, blood-soaked, and entertaining third installment in the comic book franchise.
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