When Disney and Fox merged nine months ago, it pretty much changed everything about the movie industry. And, that’s especially true when it comes to the fate of Fox’s current film franchises involving superheroes. Since the merger, the speculation has been that Marvel will reboot the X-Men franchise from scratch with new actors and new storylines, while integrating them into the MCU. But, what about Deadpool?
During a recent appearance on Live! With Kelly and Ryan, actor Ryan Reynolds actually gave fans a little hint about the Merc with a Mouth’s future after the wildly successful Deadpool and Deadpool 2.
Unlike the X-Men, Reynolds implied on the morning show that Deadpool will remain on the same path. He will still play the character, and the current storyline will continue as it blends into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Yeah, we’re working on it right now with the whole team,” Reynolds said. “We’re over at Marvel now, which is like the big leagues all of a sudden. It’s kinda crazy. So yeah, we’re working on it.”
Since Reynolds’ Deadpool has been so popular, it would make sense that Marvel wouldn’t want to mess with it too much and give fans a continued story in Deadpool 3.
In October Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick told io9 that Marvel promised them they could continue to play in the R-rated Deadpool universe. And, the hope is that they will allow the writers to veer into the MCU a little bit, too, so they could “play in that sandbox.”
They added that the consensus among writers – including Reynolds – is that Deadpool 3 has to be the right idea, and it’s got to be great. Once they figure all of that out, they will be “off to the races.”
While everything is still undetermined, Reese said that Marvel’s a rich universe of both heroes and villains, and they would love to see Deadpool enter that universe in a fun way. The big challenge for them is figuring out how and when.
“Ryan is very busy and the transition has delayed everything because you just don’t know,” Reese continued. “[Marvel Studios] is figuring out the next version of the MCU obviously and that’s its own beast. Then you throw Deadpool in there and the X-Men and stuff, and it’s crazy.”
Wernick added that Deadpool 3 will be a special project for them, and one that deserves a great idea. He said they will continue to text with Ryan Reynolds until they land on it, and then they will start writing.