On the eve of release, Deadpool 2 co-writer Rhett Reese has proposed his own case for a third solo movie featuring the Merc With a Mouth.
Two weeks ago, lead star Ryan Reynolds played down the chances of Deadpool 3 falling into place soon after the release of Drew Goddard’s gestating X-Force movie. Much like Justice League and Avengers: Infinity War before it, the latter comic book property would bring together some of the biggest names in Fox’s current X-Men universe for a superhero smackdown, though Reynolds still called for caution, noting that DP works best while standing on his own two feet.
So as the sequel’s weird and wonderful promo campaign continues, Cinema Blend caught up with Rhett Reese, one of the three screenwriters credited for Deadpool 2 alongside Paul Wernick and Reynolds, to discuss the possibility of a third movie.
I think [Ryan Reynolds] makes a really good point, and yet I think the challenge will be maybe to do a Deadpool movie where we don’t strip away everything from the character. Like maybe we go the other way, and he’s getting big for his britches. Who knows? But I guess the biggest point is that we’ve been doing it straight for a number of years now, and we know that X-Force is coming next. So we know we’ve got a little breathing room. So I think the general feeling is let’s let Ryan get out of the suit, us put the keyboards down for just a little while, take a little breather, and then come back to it. So that’s the hope.
Tomorrow’s blockbuster sequel marks something of a new beginning for DP, too, given he’s about to share the screen with such big-name heroes like Domino, Cable, Bedlam, and Shatterstar – not to mention all those characters from the first Deadpool movie.
Though it seems Ryan Reynolds will still take some convincing if he’s to don the red leather suit for a third standalone flick:
I don’t know that there would be a Deadpool 3. I really don’t. I feel like the character, in order for him to function properly within his own universe, you need to take everything away from him. I don’t think that you can keep doing that. I do see him as being a part of X-Force, obviously. I would love to see him in a team-up sort of thing, like a mano a mano or a great female character from the X-Men universe.
In closing, Reynolds added:
I just think if you’re going to do another Deadpool solo film, you’ve got to really, like, get that budget down to nothing and just swing for the fences, and break all kinds of weird barriers, and do stuff that no one else can do.
The Merc’s second coming pummels its way into U.S. theaters tomorrow, May 18th, and if it’s more Deadpool coverage you’re after, look no further than WGTC’s own review.