Deadpool 3--Ryan Reynolds Confirms That The Film Is In Production

Spoiler: Deadpool knows that he's in the movie this time.

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Fans worried about the Deadpool franchise following Disney's acquisition of Fox can now rest easy. Actor Ryan Reynolds has confirmed Marvel Studios is working on a third Deadpool installment, in which he will, yet again, play Deadpool.

Reynolds told the hosts of Live With Kelly And Ryan that "the whole team" at Marvel is working on Deadpool 3. "Yeah, we're working on it right now with the whole team," Reynolds said. "We're over at Marvel [Studios] now, which is like the big leagues all of a sudden. It's kind of crazy. So yeah, we're working on it." The actor teased something Marvel-related earlier this year when he visited Marvel to "audition for the role of 'Anthony Stark.'"

Deadpool 3 doesn't have a definitive release date or window yet. It also remains unclear whether David Leitch (Deadpool 2) or Tim Miller (Deadpool) will return to direct the third installment.

Reynolds, who voiced Pikachu in Rob Letterman's 2019 fantasy mystery film Detective Pikachu, is slated to appear in the star-studded action-thriller Red Notice. The film is expected to land sometime in 2021 and stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot, and more.

Until Red Notice hits theatres, Reynolds has a few projects coming in the next year. The actor will appear in The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (director by Patrick Hughes), Free Guy (director by Shawn Levy), and The Croods 2 (directed by Joel Crawford). He is also attached to a silly adaptation of A Christmas Carol, as well as workshopping a funny reimagining of Home Alone called Stoned Alone.

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The worst part of this is people think Ryan Reynolds is a somehow a great Deadpool. He's not. It's just Ryan Reynolds playing Ryan Reynolds in a Deadpool suit.

Go back and watch him as Hannibal King in Blade Trinity. Amazing how he was acting like Deadpool back then?

Oh, he was just being Ryan Reynolds. Boring, predictable, over-the-top-crass-because-somehow-that's-funny Ryan Reynolds...

Looking forward to a reboot with a better actor.

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Tim Miller’s already stated that after his experience with Deadpool and Terminator, he’s done working on other people’s franchises.

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Killed off a bunch of XForce characters that would have created tons of banter got Deadpool so.

What about Alpha Flight?

How about Deadpool and Wolverine buddy film or Deadpool and Spider-Man (Ryan Reynolds could play Spider-Man)

The previous two films was not just Deadpool.

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I can't believe so many people think Disney will change Deadpool when there is no reason to think that. Disney is not making Deadpool marvel studios is and just because they are owned by Disney doesn't mean any anything, Kill Bill , Pulp Fiction, Dusk till Dawn and many more "adult" have been made by companies that were owned by disney

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@davlin1984:

Those films are under a different label.

Disney is not going to display sex and ultra violence in Disney film.

Just like the hard graphic stuff won’t be shown on Disney+.

Disney has a big piece of Hulu.

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@davlin1984: Gamers love to believe the worst so they have something to be upset and rant about online.

'Oh man, I sure hope Microsoft doesn't cancel Game Pass tomorrow. It could happen!!!'

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Is this where gaping fan bois come to blindly rip on Disney and pretend that Fox didn't completely destroy the X-Men franchise?

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Marvel needs to offer a fat sack of cash to Hugh Jackman to return one more time as Wolverine. I know, fans are split on whether they like or hate Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, but him and Ryan Reynold would be comedy gold.

Next best thing would be to get Spider-Man in the film, but if they go R, I doubt they want Spider-Man slinging around.

Now, the R rating thing, I get why everyone is worried. I do think a very well written PG-13 Deadpool could be good. However, I'd like to see what Marvel writers could do with an R-rated, full on Deadpool.

In reality, I expect none of this to happen in Deadpool 3, but it sure would be fun. Get Tom Holland, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman together as a deluxe. Even, still, maybe we'll see Deadpool show up in the next Spider-man movie now.

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Disney will let them say **** etc. But I would put a LOT of money on them immediately cutting out any sex stuff/sex jokes.. They’re so predictable it hurts

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I was thinking enough after Deadpool 2. First one was good, second one was too long and not as good. Not a good trend.

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@lokar82: Agreed, But to be fair, I think Marvel would know how to use their characters, than Fox. As long as Disney allows a R rated Deadpool... I think we all will be pleasantly surprised.

Mainly because Disney/Marvel can use the character FAR more widely then a few leaser known or cared about mutants for the X-Men franchise. Now that Deadpool has rejoined most of the rest of the Marvel universe, there are more story possibilities / meshups...

This is what i am most excited for in relation to Deadpool or the F4.

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@j3diknightdave: Let's get Spider-Man in Deadpool 3, that would be pretty great.

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Deadpool should be the first to join the MCU due to time travel shennagains.

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@tyrantvalvatorez: Agreed.

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I'll be able to "rest easy" after the movie is officially released, and we all see if Disney decides to burn the franchise in "PG" hell...

If i had to guess, they will do something to tone down the R rating, Probably a middle ground, like the PG13 re-release of DP2 "Once Upon a Deadpool"

Give me back my Punisher series with the same actors/actresses and violence, and I'd be a happy camper again with Disney/Marvel. I'm fine with the rest of Marvel, and what their doing, but was REALLY upset to learn of the cancelling of the Daredevil & Punisher Netflix shows. I understand why they cut ties with Netflix, I just wish they would have given us a tease or something of those shows returning.

Disney NEEDS to adapt to the 21st century. As long as they keep appealing to a certain age demographic, --->"forever with it dominate their destiny" <---

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@j3diknightdave: Disney has other studios to handle R rated movies.

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@Barighm:

The only studio that they recently acquired that has produce R rated content is 20th Century Fox, and while Fox have made R rated movies under their own banner, doesn't mean Disney will use former Fox studios for their own R rated content.

Fox film studios are gone. and i don't see Disney releasing any of their content, R rated or not, under a former companies brand...

Maybe to separate the Disney name from certain content, but it seems more likely to me that they will create a different studio (call it DisneyR,, Disney Adult ect)

or just wise up to times, and become A LITTLE less "Family Friendly" Which seems a bit more logical.

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@j3diknightdave: You misunderstand. Disney has different branding for their various properties. When they want to distance their family friendly image from a movie, they use a different studio branding. In the past, Buena Vista pictures was their TV studio and Touchstone handled their R rated movies. These were all Disney properties, but with a different branding. I don't know what they use now, but Iger has already gone on record to state they will use a different branding for Deadpool.

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@j3diknightdave:Actually, Disney outright stated that they have no plans to water down the R rating. It will still have the same type of adult humor that the first two movies did.

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@crashchaos: If you think that is true then you're in for a rude awakening.

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@sammoth72: I'm not making it up though. Bob Iger himself said this.

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@crashchaos: I didn't say you made it up. I said if you believe them, then you're in for a rude awakening. In other words they are not always truthful.

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@crashchaos: Plans can change my firend. I think we all can see proof of that in everyday life.

That statement was most likely damage control.

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@j3diknightdave: But Bob Iger himself said this. Deadpool will still remain R. I can guarantee it 100%.

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@crashchaos: LOL i don't care if the devil himself said it. Plans can change.

Doesn't mean that it won't happen, it just seems more logical to me that Disney just acquired (or re-acquired, however way you want to look at it) Deadpool. A MAJOR part of the fan base had concerns on Deadpools (among others) future under the Disney banner (because of the "Family Firendly" nature of Disney)

It only makes sense that Disney's president would put out a statement to try and put dirt on the fire before it spends.

Disney doesn't want anything to jeopardize the character before they have a chance to make money on it. Especially with how big the MCU has become, and how many billion dollar films their pulling out of their asses in recent years.

i.e Damage control.

They mind as well rename Disney, Marvel.

Disney (as a company) are geniuses, they have been around for nearly 100 years and instead of wasting ALL that Disneyland Money on reviving their classics (Lion king, Aladdin, snow white ect)

They invested greatly in their future with today and later generations by buying and absorbing other companies and their franchises. (Marvel, Lucasfilms & Fox entertainment ect) They knew that the classic properties would only carry them so far, they needed to appeal to a younger audience... the kids that are parents now, and the parent now that will become grandparents.

Another reason why "Damage Control" statement makes sense. they don't want anything to happen to their foreseeable bread & butter.

Again, I may be wrong. In a year or two, when the R rated version of Deadpool 3 is released by Disney or a Disney company, I will be the first to admit i was wrong. And there is a chance i am wrong... but there is also a chance I'm right.

I'd never guarantee anything 100% unless your the asshole making the statement... This is why he didn't give a guarantee, and just said what the "Plan" was.

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@j3diknightdave: Again, Iger stated outright that they can release Deadpool under a different studio brand to keep the R rating.

Maybe they will water down Deadpool, but they outright stated they don't have to, and Reynolds has also stated he wouldn't do it if it can't be R rated, but he is, so we can safely assume the arrangement that Iger himself described is the truth.

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@j3diknightdave: Why is it so hard to believe that Disney has no problem making shows/movies geared towards adults though? The Netflix MCU shows were fully approved by Disney and those were most DEFINITELY NOT for kids, at all. Disney even made film divisions of their own (like Touchstone Pictures) that produced many R-rated movies. This idea that Disney has always been family-oriented was destroyed a long time ago.

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@crashchaos: Actually the Netflix shows were not part of the MCU. Disney allowed the shows because of 2 reasons IMO.

1. Different company handling the projects. They license out the tv show rights to Netflix... Same way EA has the game rights. You think Disney is telling EA how to make a video game (Especially when their own game division failed) No

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2. When was the last time you seen a Disney film that was Rated R? A DISNEY FILM.

Marvel is a BIG piece of their pie now, they will be VERY careful how they proceed on how the movies are made, what the story lines are, and to be able to reach a large as of audience as they could. (young and old alike) That, and the fact that their Marvel movies produces a shit ton more money than the games and shows combined.

So of course there will be careful consideration in regards to movie rating. and what information is said to the public prior to release.

The amount of asses in seats they will receive with a PG13 Deadpool verses a rated R version, will be their biggest question.

Is it worth making 2 separate cuts?

Will the fans be upset over the PG13 rating? or will they get over it, and still sell a shit ton of tickets? What you got to ask yourself, is the same question their asking... Will you still see it, if it is PG or PG13... and thats the reason i question everything...

Because personally... I (along with probably most of you) would still see it regardless, Which is why i believe there still rolling around the idea of watering down the character, to fit more in line with MCU standards. (PG13)

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@j3diknightdave:Actually, the Netflix shows were part of the MCU. Disney said they were all connected. There have been many connections to the MCU in those shows, such as Sokovia playing a major part in Iron Fist season 2, or Hammer Industries playing a major role in Luke Cage season 2, or in Karen Paige's newspaper office, you can clearly see newspaper headlines on the wall mention the 2012 Avengers movie (the invasion of New York by aliens) and the Hulk vs. Abomination fight in The Incredible Hulk movie.

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@crashchaos: Although i don't remember reading about Disney ever saying they were connected, i do vaguely remember seeing Hammer industries and Karen Paige's newspaper clippings. and a few other references. I stand corrected.

I guess will have to see how Disney decides to play things out. My best guess is they will try and make something acceptable to both audiences, and to me that would be nothing higher than a PG13 rating.

Regardless, we'll all still see it one way or another <--- and thats what Disney will bank on. I just think most of us would enjoy it more if it was like DP1 or better. R rating, crude humor, and all.

I'm still salty about Punisher. That was my favorite show. And it's so hard to believe that Disney will go down that path, and Deadpool isn't too far off for Frank Castle, just a bit more wacky, and wears a costume.

but, I hope i am wrong, Because if we see Deadpool like he was, chances are Frank isn't too far away... and I'm patiently waiting.

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@j3diknightdave: Now, although the Netflix shows are considered canon for now, I wouldn't be surprised if Kevin Feige came out and said that the Netflix shows aren't canon anymore since he now has full control over Marvel TV. But he would say it in a creative way like "The Netflix shows are part of the multiverse and have taken place on an alternate earth that is very similar to the MCU earth" or something along those lines.

Btw, if there is a show that isn't canon to the MCU anymore, it would be Agents of SHIELD. It was part of the MCU all the way up until last season, cause last season doesn't acknowledge The Snap whatsoever, and it takes place on an earth that acts as though The Snap never occurred. I'm guessing that's because the producers of that show got pissed at Kevin Feige for never acknowledging anything that ever happened on Agents of SHIELD while Agents of SHIELD would always bend over backwards to tie it into the MCU as much as possible, so show producers just said "Screw it" and decided to do their own thing last season.

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@j3diknightdave: It's entirely possible that they may do an R rating run then a PG cut later on or something.

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@gamingdevil800: Possibly, but i don't see them wasting money on a PG or PG13 cut, If they end up making a R rated version.

Disney puts a lot of money into these movies. and i believe Fox only ended up releasing a watered down version of DP2, because they were trying to make as much money on the franchise as they could when they still had the rights...

Cash grab for the younger audience. Double dippin' the parents that didn't want their children to see the original cut.

Its also the reason why Disney may NOT make a rated R version...

Easier to make a PG13, hardcore adult fans may be a bit salty, but most will get over it (not me lol) and they still get the young audience with less money invested (not having to make 2 separate cuts)

but you may be right, i guess time will tell.

I'll believe it once the first red band trailer is released. +)

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@j3diknightdave: The problem with your logic is that it assumes Reynolds would be perfectly fine with making a non R-rated Deadpool movie. But he's not. We know he's not. He said so. And we know he doesn't have to bow to any studio's demands because he is a heavily demanded actor with a major cinema property attached directly to his persona. He has all the leverage. If the big boss at Disney says outright they can make said movie R-rated just by making a few image adjustments, Reynolds has absolutely no reason whatsoever to back down from his demands. And now that it's confirmed he is making the third movie, we can be very reasonably certain it is, in fact, an R rated movie. Because he wouldn't have done it otherwise.

If they had cast someone ELSE...then, sure, it's likely watered down. Frankly, I think the Deadpool who does those Youtube music videos is a better Deadpool than Reynolds.

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