When Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox was announced last year, Marvel fans were excited to see the X-Men and Fantastic Four potentially join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, there were plenty of questions about what would happen to some of the R-rated franchises in Fox’s catalogue and whether they would survive the transition as well. Considering that Deadpool and Deadpool 2 both made about $780 million worldwide, it seemed unlikely that Disney would just set that particular character aside and do nothing with it. Fortunately, we are hearing this week that a Deadpool sequel is slowly starting to come together at Disney and that the merc with a mouth will indeed be permitted to continue dropping as many F-bombs as he wants. Hit the jump for more details.
According to Deadline, Deadpool 3 is in the early stages of development with Disney and Marvel hiring Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin (Bob’s Burgers) to write the script. Ryan Reynolds is set to star and produce and he reportedly sparked to the Molyneux sisters’ take after entertaining several other pitches from writers. Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige are expected to be involved although it is not entirely clear whether this movie would bring Deadpool directly into the MCU.
One of the things that could prevent him from rubbing shoulders with other MCU characters is the fact that the movie is expected to be R-rated. However, it is easy to see where something like Guardians of the Galaxy might help bridge that gap. The movie will likely have a new director as Deadpool 2 helmer David Leitch has too many other projects on the go including Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt, The Division, a Kung Fu remake and an untitled stuntman drama starring Ryan Gosling. Are you looking forward to seeing Deadpool join the MCU?