Deadpool Will Be Joining The MCU And It Will Be R-Rated!

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film
Published 16.10.19

Ryan Reynolds has confirmed that he’s in talks to bring Deadpool to the MCU and that Deadpool 3 will be R-rated.

When Disney acquired Fox, I think it’s pretty fair to say that absolutely no-one cared that the current crop of X-Men films would have to be ditched, erased from canon and almost entirely recast.

That was until they considered the fate of Deadpool. It’s fair to say that along with Logan and the TV series that no-one watched, Legion, Deadpool was one of the few bright sparks of Fox’s Marvel run, so it would have been a colossal shame to lose him, especially given how long and hard (heeyyooo) Ryan Reynolds worked to get the project off the ground.


Happily though, during their presentation at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con, Disney announced their new roster of films and among the ones given a small shoutout towards the end of Marvel Studios boss Kevin Fiege’s speech, the mutants got an honourable mention.

Deadpool is very much a mutant, and considering what perfect casting Ryan Reynolds is and how well the Deadpool films performed at the box office, it was a no-brainer to keep him on.


With that, one of the Deadpool writers, Paul Wernick, said that Disney have allowed him and his colleagues to make an R-rated Deadpool 3 film for the MCU, and they’re just waiting for the go ahead to get it made.

Speaking to Den of Geek, Wernick said:

We’re just waiting for the word from on high.

There’s a lot to be sorted out, like how Deadpool fits into the Marvel Universe with the other characters of the MCU.

Then it’s, do the X-Men get in there at some point? Fantastic Four? There’s a lot to be sorted out and I think we’re all getting a much needed rest from Deadpool – Ryan and us and everybody.”


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Then speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he added:

I think the party line and truth is we’re all still figuring it out. Marvel has promised to continue to let us play in the R-rated Deadpool universe, and the hope is that they will also let us veer into the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe] a little bit as well and play in that sandbox.

Our feeling and Ryan’s feeling is that it’s got to be the right idea, it’s got to be great.


I think once we collectively agree what idea that great idea is, we’ll be off to the races. Ryan’s super-busy, we’ve got a lot of projects lined up, but we wake up thinking about Deadpool, and we go to sleep thinking about Deadpool.”

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Sounds pretty encouraging, right?

I didn’t even like Deadpool 2, but I’m super excited to see what Wade Wilson can bring to the MCU. He really could be a breath of fresh air to a franchise that could soon suffer from superhero fatigue.

Can we also have Charlie Cox as Daredevil back too, please, Marvel? That would be very nice.

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