When Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, Deadpool 3 initially fell by the wayside (along with all of the X-Men and Fantastic Four movies the studio already had planned). As a result, many fans believed that might be it for Ryan Reynolds’ run as the Merc with the Mouth. Talking at the premiere for the bullet train, Domino actor Zazie Beetz was asked if a return to the Deadpool franchise may be a possibility.
“I don’t know. We’ll see,” she teases in the interview. “I would love to do more Deadpool, but that’s me, so…I can’t, yeah, I can’t reveal.” It seems like Beetz is hiding something, and we’d be shocked if both she and Josh Brolin’s Cable aren’t pivotal parts of this Marvel Studios threequel.
“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now,” Feige said in January 2021. “It will not be this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. We’ve got a variety of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun. Again, a different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is simply awesome to see him bring that character to life.”
The script is currently being treated by screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who emphasize working in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s sandbox is a “thrill.”
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“It’s a thrill,” Reese said. “It’s an absolute thrill to have the band back together, to possess a new backdrop in the MCU with new characters, new villains, that sort of thing. You know, it’s never a wedding we necessarily saw coming—Fox and Disney, that was an external thing [separate] from our storytelling process. But we’re finding the serendipity and the gold in that situation, or we’re trying to.”
Regardless of who returns for Deadpool 3, Marvel Studios has many fan favorites to pick from. Brianna Hildebrand’s Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Stefan Kapičić’s Colossus are franchise veterans, starring in both previous Deadpool movies, while sequel standouts like Josh Brolin’s Cable and Zazie Beetz’s Domino have more stories to inform.