Four years after his second film adventure, released in 2018, Deadpool is still supposed to return, in the guise of Ryan Reynolds. But when ? How ? With whom ? We take stock.
In 2016, his arrival on the big screen had the effect of a bomb. Unpredictable and irreverent, Dead Pool had come to kick the superheroic anthill in the guise of Ryan Reynoldswho was given a second chance in the role after a failed first try in the prequel to Wolverine.
Highest-grossing R-rated comic book movie (unaccompanied under 17s prohibited in the United States) until the hurricane JokerDeadpool experienced a after two years later, and a third installment is officially scheduled. As C8 rebroadcasts the second (and last day) part, we take stock.
WHEN IS IT COMING OUT?
In August 2021, Ryan Reynolds claimed there was a 70% chance that Deadpool 3 would shoot the following year. With just under two months to go before the deadline, let’s cut short the suspense: it’s not going to happen. But that’s only a postponement, since the actor very recently announced a release date of September 6, 2024 (so the 4th in France). So shooting that will start in 2023.
Exit Tim Miller and David Leitch : the new director will be Shawn Levy. Be the director of the trilogy Night at the Museumthe producer of Stranger Things and Ryan Reynolds’ new best friend. Because Deadpool 3 should, logically, be his third opus in a row with the actor, after Free Guy and Adam through time.
There was also supposed to be a change in the script. Author of the most gritty anti-hero jokes in the first two films, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick first left the pen to the sisters Lizzie and Wendy Molyneuxwho notably worked on the animated series Bob’s Burgers and The Great North. They are even the ones who went to see Marvel with a pitch of which we know absolutely nothing, except that it obviously convinced their interlocutors.
Except that the previous screenwriters are again credited on the project. Did they take it back in hand, or were they called in to polish the screenplay of their sisters, to better adapt it to Ryan Reynolds? We’ll probably know more when filming begins.
WHO WILL IT BE WITH?
Ryan Reynolds, of course, whose personality ended up getting closer and closer to that of Deadpool. Unless it’s the other way around. Facing him, a size, the most famous of all movie mutants: Hugh Jackmanwho will finally resume this role of Wolverine to which he had said goodbye in the very moving Logan.
A change of mind that is surprising, and can scare that Deadpool 3 will ruin the emotion and power of Logan (even with a plot located before). But we don’t yet know if Wolverine will be central to the story, or just a cameo. Even in a troll way brad pitt as an invisible man in the previous episode, or an appearance by Hugh Jackman… in his own role only. Not by mutating. Which would be very funny, at the risk of angering many fans.
The rest is much more vague. Interpreter of Vanessa in the first two opuses, Morena Baccarin seems pessimistic about a possible return (and this can be understood given his fate in the second). And Josh Brolinwho was however the flagship recruit of Deadpool 2, claims not to be aware of the plans for his character of Cable, who could therefore very well remain in the future.
One of the few certainties we have today is that T. J. Miller will not be reprising his role as Weasel. Accused of sexual harassment and rape, the actor was later guilty of a false bomb threat, and Ryan Reynolds then announced that he would not be in the spin-off X-Force, which has since been abandoned.
While the project was not yet confirmed, TJ Miller declared that he would not return in a Deadpool 3. But we suspect that Marvel Studios would not necessarily have requested it, seen as Disney, which now holds the rights, straddles the public image of its actors and directors.
WHAT WILL IT ABOUT?
Despite the recorded presence of Wolverine, the pitch of the film is still secret, while this rookie raises many questions: when will the story take place (probably before that of Logan, set in 2029)? In which branch of the multiverse? Will Deadpool 3 be canon in the big story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? So many questions to which we may have the first answers when filming begins.
The other big question isn’t so much what the movie will tell, but how it will tell. Produced by Fox, the first two games were rated R in the United States. As Loganfrom the same studio.
No opus of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever been entitled to this classification, but this is where Deadpool will now evolve, Fox and the superheroes whose rights it held have been bought by Disney. So far, Kevin Feige has promised the film will be rated R, while hinting that it’s also possible to retain the mercenary’s essence in a PG-13 film (subject to adult approval for any spectator under the age of 13), which strictly limits the amount of profanity and violence.
Elements that are not Shawn Levy’s business either, he who has rather accustomed us to family entertainment. Did Marvel choose him to step out of his comfort zone? Or for him to extend this fruitful collaboration with Ryan Reynolds in the same spirit? Answer, perhaps, in 2023. Or once the introduction of the X-Men into the MCU is more advanced.
If Professor Xavier played by Patrick Stewart came back thanks to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessthat the word “mutation” was spoken in the final seconds of Season 1 of Miss Marvel and that a reference to Wolverine was hiding in an episode of she hulk, the other mutants are still absent. And maybe Deadpool is just waiting to find out who he can annoy before he announces himself.
“Adam Through Time”, the latest collaboration from Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds, currently on Netflix: