A few weeks ago, Deadpool 3’s new-ish writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick made headlines after promising to not dilute the character in the upcoming Marvel Studios production. Now, they’re making headlines again with even more exciting updates about the film.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for fish-out-of-water,” Reese said. “Deadpool is a lunatic at the center of a movie. To drop a lunatic into a very sane world, it’s straight butter. It’s going to be really fun.”
But the duo didn’t stop there. On the topic of what might be the funniest superhero movie out right now, Morbius, they admitted that they were actually unaware of the uncontrollable meme campaign.
“We haven’t seen Morbius,” Wernick said. “We haven’t even seen the memes. But now it’s on our radar.” The duo also hinted that it would be hard not to add a line in the film about the movie now.
Morbius memes aside, the concept of the third Deadpool film being a fish-out-of-water story sounds hilarious. Although, I can’t help but feel like the studio missed a perfect opportunity to introduce the character in one of its recently released multiverse projects. How great would it have been for him to bump into Doctor Strange at the Illuminati headquarters?
Regardless of how or when the character is finally introduced into the MCU, the past few weeks of updates have been refreshing. They only affirm the idea that production is expected to begin soon.
With a massive slate of projects already in the works and Marvel’s extremely packed production schedule, it was originally speculated that the earliest fans could see the film is in late 2023 or early 2024.
Since Shawn Levy’s involvement in the project was announced, neither Marvel or any other major trades have yet to provide any more details.
It’s believed that Disney is waiting until this year’s D23 to update the public on the film.