With ‘Deadpool 2’ opening in 2 weeks on May 18th, it should not be surprising to anyone that there is already talk in the air about whether or not Ryan Reynolds and company will be coming around for a third solo ‘Deadpool’ film, as that is just the way franchises work nowadays. To be fair, we already know that Deadpool is going to be in the upcoming ‘X-Force‘ movie so the character showing up on the big screen again after ‘Deadpool 2’ is already a more-or-less sure thing, but questions still remain.
While talking to EW on the prospect of a third ‘Deadpool’ movie, Reynolds had the following to say on the matter:
“I don’t know that there would be a Deadpool 3. I really don’t. I feel like the character, in order for him to function properly within his own universe, you need to take everything away from him. I don’t think that you can keep doing that. I do see him as being a part of X-Force, obviously. I would love to see him in a team-up sort of thing, like a mano a mano or a great female character from the X-Men universe. I just think if you’re going to do another Deadpool solo film, you’ve got to really, like, get that budget down to nothing and just swing for the fences, and break all kinds of weird barriers, and do stuff that no one else can do…Why do they all have to be big comic book movies? It could be anything. Deadpool could be a Sundance film.”
There is also the whole Disney acquisition of 20th Century Fox to consider, and what they end up doing with the whole ‘X-Men’ universe because Deadpool at this point is pretty much tied in with that world. If it gets scrapped, it would be hard to relaunch the character again with Ryan Reynolds over in the MCU. But then again, it might not. Because of just WHO Deadpool is, and the kind of 4th-wall breaking shenanigans he is known for getting into, if any character can make the leap from one Cinematic Universe to another and stick the landing and make it humorous, it would be him. And even if it does not make the most sense, fans might just accept it because, you know, it’s DEADPOOL.
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