Nobody gave a hoot about the X-Men films – a shocking indictment at how awful Dark Phoenix was – but there was of course the small matter of Deadpool, a massively popular figure made all the more marketable by everyone’s favourite actor, Ryan Reynolds.
There were obvious concerns: if Deadpool was to be introduced into the MCU, would he have to be rebooted and toned town to fit the more familial tone? Reynolds’ iteration has certainly lived up to his ‘Merc with a Mouth’ moniker, so it’d be a crying shame to see an R-Rated hero being watered down for a PG audience.
Luckily though, during their presentation at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con, Disney announced their new roster of films, shouting out Deadpool in the process, while one of the film’s writers, Paul Wernick, said that Disney have allowed him and his colleagues to make Deadpool 3 film for the MCU, and they’re just waiting for the go ahead to get it made.
“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.”
Well, there’s an update, folks.
Yes, Deadpool is officially in the MCU after after Reynolds confirmed the studio was working on the new film.
He revealed the news during a Christmas Eve interview on Live With Kelly and Ryan, saying: “We’re working on it right now with the whole team.
“We’re over at Marvel [Studios] now, which is like the big leagues all of a sudden. It’s kinda crazy. So yeah, we’re working on it.
You’ll be glad to hear that Wernick also assured us that the movie won’t be a watered-down version of the Deadpool franchise, as Disney has promised to allow his team to continue making R-rated movies.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Wernick said: “We’re always in touch with Ryan [Reynolds, who plays Deadpool].
“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.”
He continued: “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.”
It’s safe to say all fans will be over the moon with the news.
Having the character as part of the MCU promises an exciting new chapter for Deadpool who until now has been unable to crossover with the wider Marvel roster.
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