The first direct sequel to a 20th Century Fox film that’s also set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is gearing up with Shawn Levy set to direct the threequel to the R-rated Deadpool film. We still don’t know the exact details to what they have planned besides rumors hinting at other Fox actors making a potential return and Hugh Jackman‘s surprising yet hoped for return as Wolverine. Still, it seems that the wait isn’t going to be much longer until they finally get the camera rolling.
In an interview with Collider, Levy got a chance to share what they have planned and while confirming it’ll be another CG-heavy production from Marvel Studios and the Deadpool franchise, he does highlight that they aim to keep the “raw, gritty, grounded” ways of the first two. When asked about if the rumors of a potential May production start is true, he goes against Marvel Studios secrecy and pretty much confirms it.
On or about. Yep. The truth is the more digitally CG-heavy a movie is, the longer time you need in post. But obviously it’s the first Deadpool movie in the MCU. There’s going to be no lack of visual effects. But it’s also a North Star priority for Ryan and I to keep Deadpool raw, gritty, grounded in the ways that those movies have been and that all of us love.Shawn Lefy
It’s definitely interesting for anyone involved with a Marvel project to speak so openly, but it’s a welcome change. May gives us a good head start on when we’ll have to keep an eye out for when we can keep an eye out for set photos from the Deadpool threequel.