It looks like Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy will be working together again very soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Free Guy and The Adam Project filmmaker Shawn Levy is in negotiations to direct Deadpool 3.
The news of Levy directing the next Deadpool movie dropped on the same day that The Adam Project, Levy and Reynolds’ latest collaboration, was released on Netflix. Levy has become more of a household name with his recent movies The Adam Project and Free Guy, but the filmmaker is also responsible for hits like The Night At The Museum, Real Steel and Date Night.
It should be noted that pretty much all of Levy’s directorial efforts are kid friendly family films, which can’t exactly be said about the Deadpool movies. It will be interesting to see how Levy will adapt to an r-rated story and character, which we imagine was a big attraction for the filmmaker.
Deadpool 3 will be the first instalment of the r-rated superhero franchise since Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox. The two previous instalments of the Deadpool franchise were extremely heavy on violence and swearing, so it will be interesting to see how that might change now that the character exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The last we heard Disney and Marvel Studios were happy with keeping Deadpool in an r-rated world, but we still wouldn’t be surprised to see a few tonal changes when Deadpool 3 lands in cinemas.
Ryan Reynolds confirmed the news on his Twitter account, saying that the third film in his and Shawn Levy’s trilogy will be “a tad more stabby.”
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first two Deadpool films, are writing the screenplay Deadpool 3, which still doesn’t have an official release date. Although Levy joining the project is a massive step forward, we still don’t know when filming might begin for the next Deadpool adventure, or what the franchise will look like under the control of Disney and Marvel.
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