Kevin Feige is considered the chief of Marvel Studios who keeps the entire cinematic universe all wrapped together, be it those produced by Disney or a joint-effort with Sony for the Spider-Man films. But when Disney acquired Fox, which also dabbled in Marvel movies, the question arose if Deadpool’s next film would mesh with the current MCU. After all, the Deadpool franchise has continued on strong for two films and it’s highly unlikely that Disney would kill off the film series for little more than being R-rated and not meshing as perfectly with the PG-13 MCU. Well, Feige finally confirmed it.
In an interview with Collider, while promoting the upcoming Marvel series of WandaVision being added to Disney+, Feige gave some answers regarding the future of the next Deadpool movie. Mainly, it’s still happening and it will be playing with elements from the MCU.
“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now… 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.”
Deadpool 3, however, is still very much in development as screenwriters Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux are still pounding out the script. Expect to hear news of a release date for either 2022 or 2023.