In late November 2020 Deadline reported that Deadpool 3 had found its writing team in Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin, meaning the project was finally kicking into gear. Ryan Reynolds will obviously be returning as Deadpool himself, as his name has become almost synonymous with the character ever since it got successfully rebooted in 2016’s Deadpool, after an atrocious first appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
With Ryan Reynolds announcing ‘a little sabbatical from movie making’ in October 2021, the project seems to have been indefinitely postponed.
It would be March 2022 until news regarding the project would finally surface. Following the streaming debut of The Adam Project, the second collaboration between Ryan Reynolds and director Shawn Levy, it was confirmed that the latter would be directing the Merc with a Mouth‘s upcoming threequel. He’ll be the franchise’s third director following Tim Miller and David Leicht. The same day it was also learned that both Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first two Deadpool installments, would be returning to the writers’ table.
- Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool
- Leslie Uggams as Blind Al