Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox marked 2019’s biggest business mergers in the entertainment industry. Not only that, but it also raised a ton of questions regarding the future of Fox’s projects. Especially the ones under the massive umbrella of Marvel namely X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool.
Deadpool’s possible future is particularly intriguing. How will the notoriously R-rated film fare under Marvel Studios owned by family-centric Disney? Everything’s been pretty quiet in that regard. At least, until now.
The actor behind the Merc with a Mouth himself confirmed that Marvel Studios is actively developing Deadpool 3. Speaking on the talk show Live With Kelly & Ryan, Ryan Reynolds said: “We’re working on it right now with the whole team.” It’s safe to assume that the whole team he’s referring to includes writers of the first two Deadpool films, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
“We’re over at Marvel, which is the big leagues all of a sudden. It’s kind of crazy,” he added. For more of Reynold’s interview, watch the video below:
Reynolds didn’t offer any more details beyond this development. This leaves us speculating. Will Deadpool continue on as a stand-alone film or will it somehow be included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? A tempting thought, but one mustn’t indulge too much.
If one thing’s for sure, it’s that Deadpool will continue to be R-rated. Disney chief Bob Iger earlier said: “There is room for the Fox properties to exist without significant Disney influence over the nature of the content… There is certainly popularity amongst Marvel fans for the R-rated Deadpool films as a for instance… We’re going to continue in that business.”