Ryan Reynolds has been working on the writing for Deadpool 3, and Marvel Studios now has a release date in mind for the sequel. Following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, Marvel Studios director Kevin Feige revealed that there were still intentions to bring Reynolds back for a third Deadpool film.
The issue is that the development process has been delayed, and it is uncertain when the sequel will be released. Kevin Feige shared an update on the status of Deadpool 3 in a new interview with ComicBook.com. He didn’t say when the film would be released, but he did say that Marvel Studios does have a potential release date on the books.
Feige went on to say that Ryan Reynolds is currently working on the screenplay with the writers, which appears to be another positive sign for Deadpool 3’s future. Bob’s Burgers writers Wendy Molyneaux and Lizzie Molyneaux-Loeglin have signed on to write the script for Deadpool 3. As noted by Feige, Reynolds has also been contributing to the story by working closely with the screenwriters on the script.
“It’s something that is just a daily process,” Reynolds had previously said in a separate interview. “Writing is kind of like that, you’ve gotta allot time to do it and walk away, and I’m working with the Molyneuxs on it, it’s been great. They’re incredibly talented and so, so smart. They so understand that world and know how to zig when everyone’s expecting a zag, so it’s been a lot of fun.”
In the past, Reynolds has also wanted to bring in Hugh Jackman as Logan for a Rashomon style road trip kind of movie, but those plans seem to have long changed. There has been some recent speculation that Jackman will return in the MCU, possibly in Deadpool 3, based on social media posts made by the actor. Jackman has more recently said that he’s finished with playing Logan and that someone needs to tell Reynolds.
“It’s still a character I hold close to my heart, but I know it’s done. Tell that to whoever you want, but please tell it to Ryan [Reynolds]. Because he doesn’t believe it, he thinks I’m joking,” Jackman told Jake’s Takes‘ Jake Hamilton, referring to Ryan’s continued interest in getting a Logan cameo in Deadpool 3.
Kevin Feige has previously confirmed that Deadpool 3 will keep the R-rating that the first two movies had, despite the movie to Disney. The bad news is that there’s still no clear word on when the sequel will be released, but filming won’t start any earlier than 2022.