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Guess who’s coming?
Wade Wilson, also known as Deadpool or the Merc with a Mouth, made his film debut in the infamous X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). People liked the only aspect of that was how well-suited Ryan Reynolds was to the role. They wanted to see him put on that magnificent red suit and display some of the fourth-wall-breaking humor for which he is so well known in comic books. We finally got that seven years later with the release of the first Deadpool movie in 2016, followed by Deadpool 2 in 2018. Only Joker has made more money in the R-rated movie category than either of these movies (2019). You can imagine that the Deadpool films brought a foul-mouthed, raunchy sense of humor given their R rating. which was okay for a self-aware superhero satire.
But soon after, in 2019, Disney, the parent company of Marvel, acquired 20th Century Fox and all of its assets, putting an end to the rivalry between it and 20th Century Fox (which held the rights to the X-Men characters). This resulted in the studio’s X-Men franchise ending abruptly, with X-Men: Dark Pheonix (2019) and The New Mutants (2020) receiving little attention. Although some people might have found that disappointing, Disney’s significant acquisition also means that characters from the X-Men series are now eligible to appear in the MCU. Even though it was an inside joke, Evan Peters’ appearance as Quicksilver in Wandavision (2021) and Patrick Stewart’s return to the role of Charles Xavier in Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness (2022) marked the beginning of this trend.
In the current Multiverse Saga taking place in the MCU, stars and characters from earlier continuity and other universes don’t come as much of a surprise. However, Ryan Reynolds dropped a complete bombshell when he revealed that a specific clawed hero would be making a startling comeback in a video update for the eagerly anticipated Deadpool 3 on his YouTube channel. Find out everything we currently know about Deadpool’s entry into the MCU (as well as the cranky companion he’s bringing with him) by reading the information below.
Is There a Trailer For Deadpool 3?
Not yet, as filming for the threequel isn’t expected to begin until next year in 2023. As we mentioned above, Ryan Reynolds gave us an update via his YouTube channel that you can watch here.
The update starts with Reynolds performing daily tasks like working on the computer and out. In a few of them, he can be seen sporting a Deadpool suit that resembles the character’s black and gray X-Force suit from the comics, which is among his most well-liked out-of-case appearances. Reynolds says he has no ideas for the new movie other than one thing as he pours some of his Aviation gin brands into a Deadpool mug. As if nothing is happening, Hugh Jackman steps up behind Reynolds. Hey Hugh, do you want to play Wolverine once more? Reynolds asks. When Hugh affirms, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” begins to play. The amazing tease ends with the phrase “Coming Hugh” and a poster bearing the Deadpool logo with a large Wolverine slash through it.
When and where is the release date of Deadpool 3?
With Reynolds’ massive announcement, we also learned that Deadpool 3 will spit its way into theaters on September 6, 2024, just under two years from now. Given the success of the first two films at the box office, Deadpool 3 will probably be released in theaters first, followed by a month and a half or so of streaming on Disney+ and Hulu.
Are there any MCU references in Deadpool 3?
Deadpool 3 is regarded as a Marvel Studios creation. According to Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, this will be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This does not imply that the entire movie will be part of the MCU. That seems to be the most likely outcome. Still, we must remember that Spider-Man: No Way Home, the first installment of the current Multiverse Saga, already featured characters from the Sam Raimi and Marc Webb Spider-Man movies. Similar circumstances where characters from the MCU timeline and the 20th-century timeline cross over could occur in Deadpool 3. However, since the specifics of the plot are currently unknown, only time will tell.
Will Deadpool 3 Be Rated R?
Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, and former CEO of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger have publicly stated that the third Deadpool movie will maintain the R-rating and stay true to the previous films, which suggests that more intense violence and harsher language may be on the table. Unless the upcoming Blade (2023) film starring Mahershala Ali will also be R-rated like the older Blade films, if these promises are kept, Deadpool 3 would be the first MCU movie to receive a 17 or older rating.
Are the Previous Deadpool and X-Men Films Available to Stream?
Deadpool movies and every film in the 20th Century’s X-Men franchise are available for streaming on Disney+. One of the first R-rated movies to appear on the primarily family-friendly platform was Deadpool 1, 2, and Logan (2017), which debuted on Disney+ earlier this year.
Who Is working on Deadpool 3?
Tim Miller (Terminator: Dark Fate) was the first director of the Deadpool series, followed by David Leitch (Bullet Train) for the sequel. Another new name will now compete for the franchise. Director of Deadpool 3 Shawn Levy previously collaborated with Ryan Reynolds on the video game satire Free Guy (2021) and the time-traveling family film The Adam Project. Shawn Levy is best known for his work on Stranger Things (2016–2022). (2022).
Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin (Bob’s Burgers) are also joining the team. They will collaborate as writers on the film, with Reynolds receiving co-writing credit. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first two movies in the series, are among the film’s other writers.
Who Is Starring in Deadpool 3?
Even though Deadpool will jump to the MCU, Ryan Reynolds will still be playing the title character. He’ll undoubtedly break the fourth wall with his trademark jokes about altering universes. Then, of course, there is Hugh Jackman, who will be portraying Wolverine for the tenth and possibly final time (although the more multiversal characters we see, the more likely it is that Secret Wars will feature a significant fight scene involving all of them).
Another fan favorite from the Deadpool movies completes the cast. Leslie Uggams reprises her role as Blind Al, Wade’s roommate, and closest friend. However, there hasn’t been any word on whether other fan favorites like Josh Brolin as Cable or Zazie Beetz as Domino will return. More than a few well-known faces will likely join Reynolds and Jackman in arguably the most exciting Marvel film currently in development.
Where Did We Last See Wolverine and Deadpool?
The X-Men continuity canon is legendarily irregular. We’ll try our best to summarize Deadpool and Wolverine’s previous narratives. Wade Wilson made his first official Deadpool appearance in the 2016 film, even though he first appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In that movie, Wilson played a sarcastic mercenary who was terminally ill with cancer. A mysterious group then approached him and offered to enhance and heal Wade. They accomplished this by giving him a rapid healing factor that, in essence, rendered him immortal, but at the price of horribly disfiguring him and making him frightened of meeting his beloved Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). What follows is a blood-fueled rampage, complete with humor that breaks the fourth wall and impossible mayhem and devastation, which is exactly what fans of the comics wanted to see.
Wade falls into a deep depression in Deadpool 2 after Vanessa is shockingly killed off early in the movie. Wade is given another chance by the X-Colossus Men (Stefan Kapicic). Russell, an abused mutant teen, sees Deadpool as a substitute father figure (Julian Dennison). He initially defends Russell from Cable (Josh Brolin), a vengeful time traveler. Still, they ultimately come to a mutually agreeable conclusion. Ryan Reynolds was nearly killed by Deadpool when he last used Cable’s time-traveling apparatus to save Vanessa and prevent him from accepting the position of Green Lantern (2011). Given that time travel and the multiverse are related ideas, his disrespect for time travel may very well be the link that binds Deadpool to the MCU. Perhaps Deadpool was even one of the many that the TVA arrested from Loki.
Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has a more extended backstory because he joined the X-Men in the first 2000 movie, almost from the beginning. The grumpy mutant, who preferred the name Logan, was first seen wandering the earth aimlessly before he happened upon Xavier’s School for Gifted Children, where he discovered meaning in being a hero and a teacher to a new generation of mutants. Even though he fell in love with Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), he was regrettably never able to find a peaceful existence and start a family.
Logan, a film years in the future where the X-Men are all but extinct save for Charles Xavier and Logan, seemed to be the Wolverine’s last stand. Now more broken than ever, Logan eventually assists Laura (Dafne Keen), his young clone and surrogate daughter, in escaping a group of mutant hunters. Logan ultimately makes the ultimate sacrifice to save Laura because, despite having lived for several centuries, time catches up with him. Logan is frequently seen as a standalone story rather than a component of a larger plot. The character will most likely be seen in a pre-Logan form for this unexpected but welcome return.