According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios has confirmed Shawn Levy to be the director of the upcoming Deadpool 3. Levy has already directed two of Ryan Reynolds’s films: Free Guy and The Adams Project. He has also expressed interest in working on Deadpool. Reynolds celebrated the news on social media, saying that “The third film in my Shawn Levy trilogy will be a tad more stabby.”
The third film in my Shawn Levy trilogy will be a tad more stabby. pic.twitter.com/ofBrFyaRsv
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 11, 2022
Because the Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox, Deadpool can now appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The upcoming Deadpool 3 is also a part of Marvel’s phase 4. Even though there are writers and a director, the third movie is still in early development. Reynolds suggested that the movie could start filming in 2021 but also said in 2021 that he was taking a break from acting.
Reynolds first played the fan-favorite anti-hero in Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In 2016, he got the chance to play the character more accurately to the comics in Fox’s Deadpool. He then reprised the role in 2018’s Deadpool 2. Since then, the actor has been dedicated to playing the Merc with the Mouth in the most accurate ways possible.
Deadpool 3: Sustaining a Dedicated Fanbase
Deadpool and Deadpool 2 are two of Fox’s highest-grossing Marvel films. Upon its release, Deadpool became the highest-grossing R-rated film in history. This record was then overtaken by Deadpool 2. The title now belongs to Warner Bros. Joker.
Even though the ending to Deadpool 2 hints at a sequel, many were skeptical of the possibility. This is mainly because Marvel doesn’t do R-rated films. However, the studio confirmed that a Deadpool 3 will be a part of the MCU and R-rated. At the same time, along with Levy as director, the writers for the first two Deadpool films are also coming back to write the third one. It is unconfirmed at the time if any of the previous characters will return for Deadpool 3.
As of now, the upcoming Deadpool 3 does not have a release date. However, Deadpool and Deadpool 2 are available to watch on Hulu.