Deadpool 3 Officially In Development, Will Go In A Totally Different Direction


For this past year, we’ve been hearing a lot of contradicting reports about Deadpool 3 and its chances of ever seeing the light of day, but while Ryan Reynolds himself has expressed his doubts on more than one occasion, the star sounds a lot more optimistic about the project in a new piece from Variety.

Reynolds has been in China lately to promote the release of Once Upon a Deadpool, and in a recent PR event, the actor reportedly mentioned that the team is already at work on developing Deadpool 3 and that they’re “looking to go in a completely different direction,” arguing that “often, they reboot or change a character maybe like four movies too late.”

These statements seem more or less in line with recent comments from writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who mentioned last week that they’re still shooting ideas back and forth with Reynolds despite being largely occupied with other projects at the moment. At the same time, the pair also said that the current plan is for the film to come out after the X-Force movie, meaning that it could still be a good few years away from completion.

What remains unclear is how exactly the impending Disney/Fox merger factors into their plans, with many fearing that Wade Wilson’s R-rated outings couldn’t stay the same under the family-friendly Disney banner. Even Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld took to Twitter earlier this month to commiserate the death of the X-Force film in response to a recent report saying that the movie probably won’t happen under Fox.

All in all, the situation around both X-Force and Deadpool 3 still feels very hazy at the moment, but hopefully we’ll get a little more clarification once the deal comes into effect in a couple of months’ time.