Deadpool 3 confirmed to be in production as Marvel announces that the Molyneaux sisters will pen the script.
Just when we thought there may be no hope for our favourite fourth-wall-breaking crimson anti-hero’s next outing, Marvel has announced that Deadpool will be returning once again to complete the trilogy.
Marvel have remained tight-lipped since Disney (who owns Marvel) acquired Fox and announced that they plan to bring the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, Disney being Disney, many of us wondered what this would mean for the R-rated Deadpool. Would they water the character down? Would they include him in all his glory? Or would he not fit in their family-friendly franchise at all?
As far as details go, not much is known yet. But what we do know is that Disney and Marvel Studios are moving forward with Deadpool 3, and Ryan Reynolds will be returning once again to produce and star.
We also know there will be a new team of writers on board. The two previous Deadpool movies were written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, but this time around Reynolds and Disney have reportedly brought in sisters, Wendy Molyneaux and Lizzie Molyneaux-Loeglin to write the script for Deadpool 3.
The Molyneaux sisters are perhaps best known for their work on Bob’s Burgers after working on the show for several years. Their new series The Great North, is also set to premiere on FOX sometime in 2021 and despite not having aired has already been renewed for a second season. So that’s definitely something to look out for.
Also, in relation to whether or not Deadpool will keep his r-rating, Deadline’s Justin Kroll, who first broke the news, signed into Twitter to set the record straight. He announced that he had confirmation that the third instalment is indeed going to be R-rated like the two previous movies.
So, presuming Deadpool 3 will be set in the MCU, it would appear, this will be the first R-rated property in the MCU. Fans have long wondered when Marvel would begin to produce R-rated movies. Especially since Joker and the previous Deadpool instalments have proved how profitable R-rated comic book movies can be. There is a massive market that is currently being underutilised.
We also currently have no word on who will be directing Deadpool 3. Tim Miller directed the first movie and was set to return for Deadpool 2 but ended up exiting the project due to “creative differences”. This opened the door for David Leitch to step in and direct Deadpool 2 in his place.
It wouldn’t have been too far of a stretch to presume that he might be returning for Deadpool 3. But in recent years Leitch has become quite a highly sought after director. This means his schedule is pretty much full upon writing this, so it looks unlikely that he will be returning for Deadpool 3.
However, regardless of who takes the helm, at least now we know Deadpool 3 is on the way and the Deadpool franchise is safe.