It’s been nearly five years since Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool last appeared on the big screen. Although, the franchise was put on hold while Disney acquired Fox, it remains the only surviving entity out of all the former studio’s Marvel movies.
With Deadpool 3 happening and Ryan Reynolds returning to reprise his role as the ‘merc with a mouth’, some questions have consistently popped up about how the film will tie-in to the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe? Will it watered down for Disney’s target audience? Will it be a soft reboot? Will Wade Wilson find himself stuck in an alternate universe following the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and/or Loki?
While we don’t have all the answers just yet, in a recent interview with Den of Geek, the film’s new(ish) writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick shared a small update that provided a little more clarity to fans. They said that there would be no major changes to the character as he joined the MCU.
“Deadpool is gonna be Deadpool,” Wernick said, with Reese adding that fans did not have to worry about having the character’s humor and personality diluted in the upcoming film.
By now, it’s safe to say that Reese and Wernick understand the character, considering they wrote the first two films and were specifically brought back alongside Shawn Levy for the third one. Reese also remarked that Disney has been “very supportive” as they continue to work on the film’s next draft. He said:
“Now when it comes to a particular joke, if we cross a line, maybe we’ll hear at some point, ‘Maybe not that joke.’ But I think they’ve been incredibly supportive of what we’re doing, because obviously we were doing it separate from them for a long time, and I think they’ve seen the success and they’ve had their own even greater success. So hopefully it’ll be a marriage made in heaven. But we’ve definitely got their support, and that’s a great thing to feel.”
When asked if their script would incorporate elements from the Molyneux sisters’ previous draft, however, the duo remained mum. It’s just another burning question fans will have to wait for an answer for. With no official release date for the film, it feels like fans will be waiting quite some time.
With a massive slate of projects already in the works and Marvel’s extremely packed production schedule, it looks like the earliest fans could see the film is sometime in 2023. There’s always a possibility that could change.
SOURCE: Den of Geek