Kevin Feige reveals Deadpool 3 set in MCU & confirms R-rating!
Just two months after setting Bob’s Burgers alums The Molyneux Sisters as the writers for the highly-anticipated third installment in the Ryan Reynolds-fronted franchise, Kevin Feige has confirmed in an interview with Collider that Deadpool 3 will not only be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but will keep the R-rated tone of the first two films.
“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now,” Feige said. “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.”
Kevin Feige and Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger have both previously expressed an interest for future Deadpool films to maintain the R-rated content present in the first two films during their Fox tenure and sources report that Marvel Studios is looking to keep this intact, which would establish the third Reynolds-led outing as the first R-rated film from the Disney-owned studio. Meetings with writers have been ongoing for months, with the star and creative head finding he liked the pitch from the Great North co-creators the most and will work hand in hand with Feige and the duo to develop the script.
It’s currently unclear as to whether director David Leitch will return to helm the third installment in the franchise, with sources reporting that given his busy schedule through 2021, it’s unlikely but that the door remains open should he become available, though no word has been given as to why Deadpool 1 and 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are not returning to pen the latest outing.
Deadpool 2 premiered in May of 2018, and became the second highest grossing R-rated film with $743.8 million worldwide, sitting behind just the first Deadpool movie. Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 finds Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as the Merc with a Mouth alongside Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as the luck-manipulating mutant Domino and Josh Brolin as Cable, the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops. Jack Kesy (The Strain, Baywatch) stars as Black Tom, with Japanese actress Shioli Kutsuna and Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) playing Yukio and Firefist.
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