In perhaps a surprisingly timed bit of news, Marvel main man, Kevin Feige, has confirmed what all Merc With a Mouth fans dared not believe; Deadpool 3 is coming to the MCU and will be the first R rated (or rated 15 in the UK) Marvel movie to be considered canon.
"It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now," Feige said recently in an interview with Collider. "It will not be filming this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life."
Now, beyond these basic facts, any further information is purely up for rumour and conjecture.
Will Ryan Reynolds' portrayal of Wade Wilson make his debut in a Phase 4 film? After all, both the Spider-Man threequel and Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness have potential opportunities for Deadpool to pop his head around the door.
Will previous characters from the first two films created under the FOX banner be joining the further adventures of the paid psychopath with no inner monologue? No one knows just yet.
It can probably be assumed that when the film comes to Disney's streaming platform, it will enter under the Star section, which releases in February 2021 as a way for Disney to showcase the FOX properties that can't be seen next to the Princesses and mice.
All we do know is that Reynolds will be donning the red and black suit again and that the film won't begin production until 2022 at the earliest due to the fact that everyone's favourite Canuck is kinda busy at the moment.
Captain America will be turning in his old people's home bed when he hears the language coming out of his mouth.
We can also confirm that the Deadpool fandom will all be touching themselves tonight.