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Since the DisneyFox deal has went down there’s been a lot of fanfare over what Marvel will do now that they officially have the X-Men and the Fantastic Four back in their stable. We’ve known since even before it officially happened that we’d be looking at reboots of all the franchises that Fox owned.
There was one exception and that was Deadpool. It was unclear exactly what Merc with a Mouth’s future at Disney and Marvel would look like. Would he get another solo film? Would he be inserted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Would it be Rated R or PG-13? We don’t yet have answers to a lot of these questions, but we do have an answer to at least one.
Ryan Reynolds appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan a few days ago and announced that Deadpool 3 is officially in development. “We’re over at Marvel now, which is like the big leagues all of a sudden. It’s kinda crazy. So yeah, we’re working on it,” Reynolds said.
Robbie’s Thoughts: The few rumors we’ve heard out of Marvel about how they’ll be handling Deadpool going forward and few and far between. There is one though that I think warrants a deeper look.
The only substantial rumor around Deadpool is that the Deadpool we’re getting will actually be a different version from the Fox Deadpool. How would that be possible? Deadpool and his penchant to break the fourth wall is the perfect excuse to say, “Oh, our Deadpool is different! He’s from this timeline instead of the Fox timeline. But because he’s Deadpool…he still gets to reference all the previous films.” It’s an interesting take, but will it pay off? Technically speaking, even if he’s aware of the other films and gets to reference them that’s not the same as them being real. The stakes from those films would essentially have no value in the current MCU.
It’ll take a bit longer for us to know for sure if we’re getting new or old Deadpool. Even with them calling it Deadpool 3 it doesn’t full confirm it one way or the other. I’m of the opinion that you can pick and choose which continuities you want to keep and which you want to scrap. If you want us to forget all the horrible X-Men movies, done. If we get to keep Deadpool the way Deadpool is? That’s fine by me too. Honestly, I don’t even know that it really NEEDS to be Rated R are all the F-Bombs nice? I guess, so. But Marvel has proven time and time again that they can deliver a great Super Hero movie regardless of the rating.