It’s been long theorized given just how closely Ryan Reynolds has worked with director Shawn Levy on projects like Free Guy and Netflix’s The Adam Project, but we finally got the confirmation. Levy is in negotiations to tackle the third entry in the Deadpool franchise, which will see Wade Wilson join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Reynolds has been working on the script alongside Bob’s Burger‘s Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin.
In a way, Reynolds and Levy have not been subtle about hints that these negotiations were potentially already happening. He takes over from Tim Miller, who directed the first entry in 2016, and David Leitch who took over the sequel. Sadly, there is still no release date included and no word when we might expect it to enter production for now.
It has been confirmed that the film will be R-rated and it’ll be interesting to see how Levy tackles a project like that given his background with more PG-13 fair. With Disney+ adding mature content like Daredevil, Iron Fist, and more, there’s a good chance that the future MCU entry from Deadpool may also eventually find its way to the service. We’ll see if its potential success may also draw the interest of Disney to further explore other R-rated content. For now, let’s just hope that having a director attach may kickstart production sooner rather than later.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter