Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed that “Deadpool 3” will be an R-rated film and the character will be joining the larger MCU…
Deadpool will soon be mixing it up with the rest of the characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As Marvel Studios prepares to release its first show with “WandaVision” debuting on Disney+ on Jan. 15, Kevin Feige has been promoting the series while also answering questions about the future of films and TV shows under his control.
According to the Marvel Studios president, there are already plans in motion for “Deadpool 3” with Ryan Reynolds returning to play the lead role but even bigger news is that Feige has now confirmed that the third film in the series will still be R-rated just like the two previous movies.
In addition to that, Feige also confirmed plans for Deadpool to officially become a character inside the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means Reynolds will almost certainly be crossing over into various films from the studio.
“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now,” Feige told Collider. “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.”
When Disney completed the purchase of the majority of the FOX assets in 2019, the film and television rights to characters from the X-Men universe as well as the Fantastic Four and others were returned to Marvel Studios. Deadpool was one of the X-Men characters that previously belonged to FOX so there had been questions about the future of the film series after joining Marvel Studios.
While a “Fantastic Four” movie has now been announced with “Spider-Man: Far From Home” director Jon Watts heading up that project, there’s been surprisingly little word on the future of the X-Men.
It would certainly appear that Marvel Studios will be recasting all of those characters rather than carrying over anybody from previous X-Men films but it looks like Reynolds will be the one exception as he maintains his role as Deadpool.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 11, 2021
Sadly it seems “Deadpool 3” won’t even begin filming until sometime in 2022, which means a release date isn’t likely until 2023 but at least now we know that the “Merc with a Mouth” won’t be losing his edge under the Marvel Studios banner.