Deadpool’s creator, Rob Liefeld, continues to believe that Deadpool 3 may never happen. He told Collider in a new interview that another movie might not be made, and he’s OK with that.
“You know what? There may not be another Deadpool, and I’m fine. Because I have to live with the fact that I had two amazing experiences, two movies I’m extremely proud of, I love knowing everybody on those movies,” Liefeld said. “I love Ryan [Reynolds], Josh [Brolin], Zazie [Beets], David [Leitch], Tim Miller. All of them. The work they did was fantabulous, those movies are here to stand the test of time. You know, but in the world we live in, nothing is guaranteed. And it takes a lot to make movies. And post-quarantine, it’s weird.”
This lines up with what Liefeld said in May, when he said he believes the Deadpool franchise has “set sail.”
“People just need to chill out and realize that, dude, Deadpool 1 and 2 were released within two years of each other, 2016 and 2018, and I just can’t… I’m not really that crazy about Marvel’s plan right now,” he said.
In 2019, Deadpool 2 director David Leitch said Disney was trying to think of a plan to keep making Deadpool movies, but nothing was decided yet. “There’s a lot of mystery still surrounding what they want to do with Deadpool in [Disney’s] Marvel world but I think, from discussions that I’ve heard, it’s all positive,” he said. “I think that they’re just trying to figure a way in as Deadpool’s hard.”
Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds teased that Deadpool the character might join the MCU, though nothing is announced. When Disney bought the majority of Fox’s entertainment assets, it picked up all the X-Men characters.
As for Disney releasing an R-rated Deadpool movie, Disney chairman Bob Iger confirmed that the studio will “continue in that business,” following Disney’s acquisition of Fox.
“We do believe there is room for the Fox properties to exist without significant Disney influence over the nature of the content, meaning that we see that there is certainly popularity amongst Marvel fans for the R-rated Deadpool films, as a for instance,” he said. “We’re going to continue in that business, and there might be room for more of that.”
The Deadpool series has experimented with a lower age-rating. In December 2018, Deadpool 2 was re-released in theatres with a PG-13 rating with Once Upon a Deadpool. The cut tones down or totally removes a number of violent and adult-themed scenes.
More recently, Reynolds said he hopes Deadpool will be released on Disney+ in an uncensored fashion.
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