Fans will have to wait a bit to see the Ryan Reynolds-starrer movie.
A third Deadpool film is officially happening. Of course, it's going to be R-rated (is there any other way to watch the potty-mouth hero?). The upcoming film will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney has earned rights to the mouthy mercenary who was previously tied to 20th Century Fox. In an interview with Collider, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that Ryan Reynolds, the star of the R-rated superhero movies, is currently overseeing the script written by sisters Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux. There is some bad news, though. Fans will have to wait to watch the film. Deadpool 3 won’t begin filming until 2022!
A Spider-Man and Deadpool crossover film is that much closer to existing. I never thought it would.— Elio 🇵🇷 (@Elio39023766) January 11, 2021
Feige shared, “It will be rated R, and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s 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.” The 44-year-old actor also confirmed the franchise's next stint on his Instagram page as well.
According to CNN Business, the first film of the franchise paid off in a big way to 20th Century Fox. The original film made $363 million domestically in 2016. This came despite its R rating. Deadpool also holds the record for the biggest opening for an R-rated film. "Part of the character's secret sauce is the vulgar irreverence that isn't going to make a PG-13 cut under our existing rating system," said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. He also added that you can't water down the film for a rating. "Then Deadpool stops being Deadpool," he said. Reynolds previously teased the future of his character on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, saying, "If Deadpool were to be in the MCU, what a sandbox to play in," Reynolds, who is also a producer on Deadpool, shared. "There's a lot more story to tell."
Reynolds has always been obsessed with the character and once told GQ how he was talking about the superhero while doing press for Green Lantern, "It's like when your husband or wife is out there doing interviews and constantly batting their eyes about some other actor or actress—like, that's a problem. Right before I took Green Lantern, I wrote a letter to my executive at Fox saying, "I'm gonna take this movie Green Lantern if you guys aren't gonna make Deadpool. I'm at the altar, about to say 'I do' to somebody else, but tell me you want to spend the rest of your life with me because I want to spend the rest of my life with you." And they said, "Unfortunately, we can't green-light that movie, and I don't think it's gonna ever get green-lit. So I was like, Okay, I'm gonna go move on with my life, then, I guess." We're glad Deadpool was brought to life on screen; we can't imagine anyone else playing the potty-mouth mutant!