As Disney continues to figure out what to do with Fox properties they acquired in the merger, one of the biggest IPs, Deadpool, looks to be gaining momentum. Deadline reports that Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin have been tapped to write Deadpool 3 with Ryan Reynolds set to reprise his role as the wise-cracking superhero.
Writer meetings have been taking place over the past month with Reynolds recently meeting with a handful of writers to hear their pitch for the next installment. In the end, the studio and Reynolds saw the sisters take as the perfect fit for what they wanted.
The film is still in early development but the hiring of the Molyneux sisters does mark the first major step in getting the next Deadpool film into production.
This marks the first Deadpool film where Marvel Studios will work hand and hand with Reynolds and team Deadpool. Fans are sure to be excited at Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige’s involvement after seeing how he helped revamp the Spider-Man franchise after coming on to help in creative efforts.