Deadpool 3 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have assured fans that the Merc with a Mouth’s MCU debut will not be “Disney-fied” as they’re proceeding with an R-rated script.
Speaking to Playlist about the upcoming threequel, Reese and Wernick, who have writing credits on the first two movies and are working on Deadpool 3, insisted that Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox hadn’t had an impact on the tone of the third film. They also said Marvel had been “incredibly supportive” of the next installment in the R-rated franchise.
“We were used to doing things our way, so there are differences, but I think the great part is that Marvel’s been incredibly supportive,” the writers explained. “They are gonna let Deadpool be Deadpool, you know? It’s not like any particular joke may be the one that they say, ‘you know, that’s too far,’ that could happen, but to this point, it’s been nothing but support.
“It’s been nothing but, ‘how can we help you?’ ‘What from our universe would you like to use? How, how can we make your life easy?’ And we’re gonna let Deadpool be Deadpool,” they added, touching on the creative process. “This is not going to be the Disney-fied ‘Deadpool.’ So they’re awesome, and now it’s up to us to come through and justify that faith.”
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige previously confirmed that Deadpool 3 would become part of the MCU and that the movie would be R-rated. “They’re not gonna mess with the tone,” Reese and Wernick asserted again. “We’ve always been told it can be R-[rated], and we’re proceeding as if it’s R. We would like it to be R, we always have, so I don’t think that’ll change.”
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Deadpool 3 will bring back Ryan Reynold’s antihero mercenary for another bloody adventure, though this time the movie will be directed by Shawn Levy, who previously collaborated with Reynolds on Free Guy and The Adam Project. He is the third director of the franchise after Tim Miller and David Leitch led the first two films released in 2016 and 2018, respectively.
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