Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool franchise is one of the most valuable superhero entities of 20th Century Fox. But this was short-lived as its existence was called into question when Disney merged with Fox in 2019. Since then, Marvel fans have had a lot of questions about how this merger will affect the franchise. It was only a few years ago when 20th Century Fox came out with this low-budget R-rated superhero film. And immediately after its success, a sequel came out. But now under Disney, fans doubt how Deadpool will fit into the exclusive PG-13 category of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Deadpool creator is even concerned, Rob Liefeld who is looking forward to the opportunity to make another film.
As it turns out, Disney isn’t going to ditch such a successful franchise and Deadpool 3 is sure to come out. It won’t be a standalone film franchise, but in reality, the foul-mouthed mercenary will be a part of the MCU. This was confirmed by Marvel Studios President and CEO Kevin Feige. He confirmed that the franchise will maintain an R-rating and a script is in the works. The script will be overseen by Ryan Reynolds as it will be written by the duo of screenwriters’ sisters Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux.
What will be Deadpool 3’s plot?
The film is still in preproduction with a script written by Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux. And given how the merger between Disney and Fox came about, it would be a pretty difficult task for the two of them to get the foul-mouthed mercenary into the MCU. Ryan Reynolds has previously revealed how he felt the characters needed everything to be taken from them in order to function properly in their own universe. But considering how Kevin Feige revealed that Deadpool would be part of the MCU, that’s no longer a problem.
The problem at hand now is how the R-Rated franchise fits into the MCU. Kevin Feige has revealed how Deadpool as a franchise works and there’s no reason to change that. It remains unclear whether Deadpool 3 will be a sequel to the previous film or a soft reboot to fit the MCU.
In the final film, we saw Negasonic Teenage Warhead repairing Cable’s time machine. Deadpool uses this to fix past mistakes. This includes removing the regrettable funny career choice Ryan Reynolds made. And it is possible that time travel has a way of playing a part in the merger of the two franchises. Until now, remembering how WandaVision introducing Quicksilver FOX, it’s not completely out of the horizon to assume that Deadpool will help introduce X-Men or even other Fantastic Four characters into the MCU.
Read: TV Show Reviews: Snowpiercer: Season 2 Episode 3
When Will Deadpool 3 Be Released?
Consider that only now that longtime writers Bob’s Burgers, Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin are hired. It will take a while before Deadpool 3 goes into production. An official release date has not been announced by Marvel. But we can definitely count the film as good. Reynolds has personally met with the writers to hear their opinions and considers him the ‘perfect match’.
Once filming has started, we might get a better picture of the release date. But if you look at the MCU schedule, it looks pretty busy. And it seems like it will take some time before Deadpool 3 comes out considering the director hasn’t been chosen yet. Deadpool 3 is likely to be out in late 2022 or 2023 but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Who will be the Cast?
As of now considering there is no script yet, we can only speculate. Ryan Reynolds will definitely reprise his role as Wade Wilson for Deadpool 3. Following him are Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino. Morena Baccarin will most likely join the cast as Deadpool’s girlfriend Vanessa.
Although we might see the X-Force team: Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio, and Julian Dennison as Russell.
Read: WandaVision Episode 6: All Easter Eggs Explained