Deadpool 3 gets a major script and filming update from star Ryan Reynolds, who gives an idea of when the MCU sequel will start production.
Ryan Reynolds reveals where Marvel currently is with the script for Deadpool 3 and when filming could potentially start. Following his portrayal and disastrous depiction of the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Reynolds has fought to have a proper depiction of Deadpool make it to the big screen.
His dream came true with the 2016 release of his own self-titled movie, thrilling audiences with its R-rated violence and humor. Since then, Reynolds has been seen as the definitive actor for the Merc with a Mouth and reprised his role in the sequel Deadpool 2.
Following the purchase of 20th Century Fox by Disney, fans and audiences rejoiced over the prospect of finally seeing X-Men and Fantastic Four characters finally interacting within the main Marvel Cinematic Universe.
So far, the biggest Fox-supplied addition to the MCU's upcoming lineup is Deadpool 3. Directed by Reynolds' frequent collaborator Shawn Levy, the movie will mark Deadpool's MCU debut and feature the highly anticipated return of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Deadpool 3 is currently set for release in November 2024.
Reynolds now gives SiriusXM an update on where Deadpool 3 is in the scripting phase and when filming will begin. The movie has been in development for years now, leading to much interest in when it will move into production. While filming isn't imminent, Reynolds sounds optimistic about Deadpool 3's timeline. He says:
Yeah, well like I don't take it for granted. I get to work with not one, but two of my closest friends in Shawn Levy and Hugh Jackman on that movie. And we are, quite literally, up to our necks right now in prep and still writing. I mean the writing process on 'Deadpool' movies doesn't really end until they take the movie away from us. Literally, like they have to snatch the microphone out of my hand in the edit room... Production should start, hopefully some time just before summer. But the shooting is the short, easier part. Then it's the lead-up, the prep, the writing. The shootings quick, then you have the edit process. That's where the movie gets really made is the edit room.