For those fearing that a third Deadpool movie wouldn’t happen, now comes the hugely positive news that just such a film has found its writing team.
Of course, Deadpool is now under the Disney and Marvel Studios banner following the House of Mouse’s assimilation of 20th Century Fox. Given the more extreme elements of the Merc with a Mouth, some wondered whether Deadpool 3 would ever happen under the watch of the more family-friendly Disney organisation.
As per Deadline, Marvel Studios has hired Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin to write Deadpool 3. The Molyneux sister as likely best known for co-creating The Great North and for their work as writers and producers on Bob’s Burgers.
The current plan is for Deadpool 3 to maintain the R-rating handed out to its two predecessors, with soon-to-be Wrexham AFC co-owner Ryan Reynolds to return as Wade Wilson. One person not returning, however, is Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. Due to a packed schedule, Leitch has not been involved in any of the pitch meetings taken so far for Deadpool 3, and so the hunt is on for a director for this threequel.
Expect more on Deadpool 3 as we get it.