2020 was not a big year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but 2021 is shaping up to be much better for the franchise. Disney investor day gave new hope to marvel fans everywhere as multiple projects were announced.
Now that Disney has bought Fox and acquired the movie rights to the new superheroes, the amount of projects are only going to get bigger. A Fantastic four movie has already been announced and is set to be helmed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far from home).
But the famous superhero quartet aren’t the only ones that will be joining the MCU.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed that Deadpool -the infamous, mouthy antihero- will be part of the MCU and his next movie will be rated R. The producer confirmed star Ryan Reynolds is reprising his role.
“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now,” Feige stated during a recent interview with Collider ahead of the Disney+ premiere of WandaVision.
Furthermore, Feige gave fans an update on when the sequel will begin shooting. The producer doesn’t believe the movie will start production until 2022 at the latest.
He stated that sisters Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux (Bob’s Burgers, The Great North) are hard at work on the script with Reynolds overseeing, but Deadpool 3 filming won’t begin until 2022 at the earliest.
“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.”
Clearly after the DIsney Investor Day announcements, Feige and Marvel have got a lot on their plates production-wise, with Spider-Man 3 and Thor 4 in the process of filming, and Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2, and Captain Marvel 2 to begin production this year. So fans should expect that Deadpool 3 will probably hit theaters in 2023 at the earliest.
But given the reputation of the ‘merc with a mouth’ to not be confined by the shackles of movie reality, and marvel’s own aptitude for cameos, it’s very possible that we might see the regenerating degenerate make his MCU debut sooner than we think.