Many fans were unsure what would happen with Deadpool 3 following Disney’s acquisition of Fox. It turns out, however, that the project is moving along just fine – especially according to writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The two recently spoke about their efforts in writing the film. While they couldn’t divulge any plot details, they did say that the film won’t be watered down just because Disney is associated with the project. This means fans can likely expect Deadpool 3 to feel just as R-rated as its predecessors.
This information was revealed in an interview the two writers had with Den of Geek. Furthermore, they revealed that the film will be taking full advantage of its place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This should definitely be exciting for longtime MCU fans.
As Rhett Reese began:
“It’s a thrill,” Reese started. “It’s an absolute thrill to have the band back together, to have a new backdrop in the MCU with new characters, new villains, that kind of thing. You know, it’s never a marriage we necessarily saw coming—Fox and Disney, that was an external thing [separate] from our storytelling process. But we’re absolutely finding the serendipity and the gold in that situation, or we’re trying to.”
After further confirming that the film will be making light of the MCU, Wernick added this reassuring bit:
“Deadpool is gonna be Deadpool,” he confirmed.
This indicates that Deadpool 3 will retain the R-rated humor of the original duology. As explained by Reese:
“Don’t worry about that,” adds Reese. “They’ve been very supportive with regard to that. Now when it comes to a particular joke, if we cross a line, maybe we’ll hear at some point, ‘Maybe not that joke.’ But I think they’ve been incredibly supportive of what we’re doing, because obviously we were doing it separate from them for a long time, and I think they’ve seen the success and they’ve had their own even greater success. So hopefully it’ll be a marriage made in heaven. But we’ve definitely got their support, and that’s a great thing to feel.”
When speaking to The Playlist, the writers reiterated these plans:
“Oh, absolutely,” Reese said. “They’re not gonna mess with the tone. I mean, I’d never say never, I guess there’s an outside chance, but we’ve always been told it can be R-[rated], and we’re proceeding as if it’s R. We would like it to be R, we always have, so I don’t think that’ll change.”
Shawn Levy is currently attached to direct Deadpool 3, with Ryan Reynolds returning as the titular character. The aforementioned Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are busy writing the screenplay. As such, fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for more updates as we have them.