Rob Liefeld, has given us an update on the progress of Deadpool 3. The creator of the “Merc with a Mouth”, stated in a recent interview that Marvel Studios have no plans currently for Deadpool 3.
Marvel Studios and Deadpool
Deadpool was released in February 2016 and the follow-up Deadpool 2 was released two years later in May 2018. Since then fans have eagerly awaited the release of a third installment. The plans were all in place and from what sources suggest a script was in the works. That was until Disney acquired Fox in 2019 for $71.3b, leaving the development team in a bit of a quandary. According to sources the script was being written as an R-rated version. This is a formula that worked for the 2 previous movies. Deadpool grossed $363m making it the most successful superhero movie at the time, not featuring Tony Stark. But with Marvel opting for all its releases to date being PG-13, they may insist on the next movie being of the same rating.
It has also not been confirmed whether Marvel wants a Deadpool that is still within his own universe, or if he is to be introduced to the current MCU lineup. With the project still being in its early stages, there is surely still a lot to be confirmed.
What Did Rob Liefeld Say on the Matter?
Rob Liefeld, Co-Creator of Deadpool, has had several interviews this week. In one he confirms he has seen Marvels 5-year plan and Deadpool is not in there.
Although this doesn’t mean that there are no plans for Deadpool 3, it may just mean that it is not involved in the MCU schedule. It may be worthwhile for Disney to allow Deadpool his own movie before releasing him into the MCU work that has been built up over the last 12 years.
Ryan Reynolds was also asked his opinion on the plans and seemed even less in the know that Liefeld.
What Does This Mean?
From the above, we can gather that Liefeld and Reynolds are not completely “in the loop” with what Marvel’s plans are for Deadpool. It may just be that the plans are to be separate from the upcoming release schedule and will run alongside until they can properly introduce them into the MCU. The merger between Fox and Disney means that Marvel Studios have acquired the rights to a multitude of characters including the X-Men and The Fantastic Four. The studio must have a headache trying to find a way to now introduce all of these into the beloved universe they have created.
Either way we will let you know as we find out more.