Marvel Studios is going to be introducing the comedic, foul mouthed merc, Deadpool, into the MCU in his third movie. This was recently confirmed by the man himself, Kevin Feige.
“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now,” Feige says. “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.”
So yes, we’ll have to wait a while to see an actual Deadpool 3, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see him pop up for cameos or credit stings. When Stan Lee passed away rumors suggested Deadpool would be the new character that would cameo in various films. Another rumor floated around the internet suggesting he would cameo at the end of Black Widow in an after credits scene.
Feige told IGN that Reynolds is working on a script – presumably the Deadpool 3 script penned by Bob’s Burgers writers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin.
This hopefully puts to rest fears that Deadpool wouldn’t happen at Marvel Studios, despite Ryan Reynolds visiting the studio for talks in 2019. Whether Deadpool 2 director David Leitch returns is an outlying question – his deadline is reportedly full through 2021, but Feige’s comments also confirm that no filming will take place this year, meaning he could feasibly come onboard.
There is a lot of MCU to come before Deadpool, however – with pandemic-related delays meaning no MCU content arrived in 2020, we have WandaVision, The Falcon & Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Loki, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, What If…?, Eternals and the untitled third Tom Holland Spider-Man movie to arrive in 2021 alone.
WandaVision – the first of Marvel’s new streaming series – begins this week, on January 15.