For all the different types of comic book and superhero movies we’ve been getting during the last decade-plus of the genre’s dominance at multiplexes, there has only been one franchise that delivers the R-rated goods, and that’s Deadpool.
The first movie was a passion project from hilarious dad Ryan Reynolds, who spent years attempting to get a do-over for the character he was clearly born to play after his first appearance in the abominable X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie. When he finally got that do-over, it was a huge success, spawning a sequel featuring hilarious dad Rob Delaney, and that one was a success too.
Now Deadpool seems to be getting a third entry. At the very least, one is being written as we speak, according to the film’s co-writer. Paul Wernick told Den of Geek that he and Rhett Reese were moving ahead with a script, despite some turbulence in the aftermath of the Disney/Fox merger.
“There’s a lot to be sorted out, like how Deadpool fits into the Marvel Universe with the other characters of the MCU. Then it’s, do the X-Men get in there at some point? Fantastic Four? There’s a lot to be sorted out and I think we’re all getting a much needed rest from Deadpool – Ryan and us and everybody.”
If and when Deadpool finds his way into the MCU is yet to be seen – not sure the foul-mouthed merc is a fit with the decidedly family-friendly Avengers, but at least he won’t have goody two-shoes Steve Rogers to butt heads with – but for now the character should remain R-rated.
“I think the party line and truth is we’re all still figuring it out,” Wernick told Entertainment Weekly. “Marvel has promised to continue to let us play in the R-rated Deadpool universe, and the hope is that they will also let us veer into the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe] a little bit as well and play in that sandbox. Our feeling and Ryan’s feeling is that it’s got to be the right idea, it’s got to be great.”
As for Deadpool himself, he’s having fun with the merger into Marvel.
Auditioned for the role of “Anthony Stark”. Didn’t come even remotely close, but the nice man with the taser escorted me to the ground. pic.twitter.com/1bwFDGdMOj
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 14, 2019