Deadpool 3 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have provided a small, but promising update on their upcoming project at Marvel Studios.
“It’s an absolute thrill to reunite the band, to have a new backdrop in the MCU with new characters, new villains, that sort of thing,” Reese told The Hollywood Reporter. (opens in a new tab) of Deadpool’s move to the MCU.
Yes, “new” characters and villains will already have speculation about fan-favorite cameos and fourth-wall appearances – but nothing has been confirmed on who The Merc with a Mouth is sharing the screen with just yet.
While Disney’s acquisition of Fox — and the rights to Deadpool, X-Men, and the Fantastic Four with it — wasn’t something Reese “necessarily saw coming,” the writing duo are currently plugging into the Deadpool 3 script regardless. “We absolutely find luck and gold in this situation, or we try to,” Reese revealed.
Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige has already revealed that Deadpool 3 will be R-Rated, and Reese has explained how Marvel Studios has backed this more mature take – while seemingly being pretty indifferent.
“They’ve been very supportive about it. Now, when it comes to a particular joke, if we cross a line, we might at some point hear, ‘Maybe not that joke.’ But I think they’ve been incredibly supportive of what we’re doing…we definitely have their support, and that’s a good thing to feel.”
No word on a release date, though Ryan Reynolds previously speculated that Deadpool 3 has a “very good” chance of shooting in 2022. For more on what else Marvel Studios is planning, check out our guide. from Marvel Phase 4.