If you thought Ryan Reynolds was composed and cool when dressed as Deadpool, you might want to reconsider. In 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the actor debuted as the Merc with a Mouth. In 2016, he appeared in a standalone Deadpool film. By portraying Wade Wilson as the fourth-wall-breaking character fans grew to love in the comics, the latter movie stayed true to its inspiration. Ryan Reynolds is reflecting on what worried him about playing the character after his previous comic book movie, Green Lantern, failed at the box office as fans wait for an official announcement of Deadpool 3.
“I’d been in the comic book arena before, to no real success,” Ryan Reynolds told The Hollywood Reporter. “And I thought, ‘Wow, if this doesn’t work, I’m gonna let people down.’ And that was my biggest fear, was just letting folks down who loved this character.”
When Deadpool, Deadpool 2, and Logan were introduced to Disney+, Disney made a significant step toward integrating X-Men characters into its Marvel family. Disney+’s updated parental controls allowed the streaming service to add R-rated and adult content, including the three films mentioned above and Marvel’s previous Netflix series (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher).
Deadpool 3 will be directed by Shawn Levy, who previously worked with Ryan Reynolds on the films Free Guy and The Adam Project. Unsurprisingly, Hugh Jackman had a role in connecting Reynolds and Levy. Reynolds discussed the potential of working with Shawn Levy again for Deadpool 3 with ComicBook.com while fans impatiently awaited the return of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine to the big screen.
“That would be amazing,” Reynolds told ComicBook.com in an exclusive interview, showing his support for the idea of a Deadpool 3 directed by Levy and bringing Jackman into the cast. “I say write to Kevin Feige, care of Marvel Cinematic Universe at whatever Buena Vista Way. I don’t know where it is, but yeah, that would be nice. That would be a dream. That would be dream come true.” Deadpool 3 is now in active development, according to Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, in August of 2021.
Ryan Reynolds has started preparing for his return as the Merc with a Mouth in Deadpool 3, which is about to be released. Don Saladino, who is well-known for his work reshaping celebrities’ bodies to resemble those of superheroes, posted a picture of himself with the Deadpool actor on Instagram. Saladino captioned the picture of himself standing next to Reynolds, “And so it begins.” Marvel Studios has planted flags for mid-February 2024 and 2025, thus it’s possible that Deadpool 3 may release on one of those dates. The project may be finished in less than three years, and updates may start to flow as soon as the D23 Expo in September, where Marvel Studios will hold another presentation focusing on its upcoming projects.