Will Deadpool hang out with the Avengers? Will he live in his own R-rated superhero universe? These are questions that have been asked a million times over the past couple of years, as it became clear that Disney was purchasing Fox and the ‘X-Men’ properties, such as “Deadpool,” would be coming over to the Mouse House. And now, years later, Ryan Reynolds makes it seem like he’s still not sure what is going to happen to his beloved franchise.
Speaking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Reynolds was asked about whether or not the “Deadpool” film series, which is presumably getting a third film eventually, will mingle in the MCU or if it will continue to be its own thing?
“I see infinite possibility in either version,” said Reynolds. “If Deadpool were to be in the [Marvel Cinematic Universe], I think it would be explosive and amazing and what a sandbox to play in! If Deadpool continued to do his own thing and be his own thing, also just like infinite possibilities.”
He added, “There’s a lot more story to tell, so we hope we can do that soon.”
So, it’s clear from those comments that Reynolds still doesn’t know which direction Disney is going to let him take with the “Deadpool” franchise. (We’d be remiss if we didn’t say that it could also be a ruse that aims to keep the secrets of the future of the franchise, but that doesn’t seem likely with how Reynolds talked about the sequel.) Unfortunately, it appears we’re still a long way away from watching “Deadpool 3,” in whatever form it takes.
While it may be easier to just keep “Deadpool” as a franchise in its own world, fans are fully expecting that Reynolds’ character integrates with the MCU and bumps elbows with the Avengers and Spider-Man. So, anything short of that would be seen as a pretty big disappointment.
Another aspect to consider, based on those comments, is how far off a potential third “Deadpool” film seems to be. Unless he’s holding back some big news, it seems as if they haven’t even written a script for a sequel yet, and if that’s the case, the odds of “Deadpool 3” arriving anytime before 2022 seems like a longshot. And if he’s integrating into the MCU, then we already know that Marvel Studios has the next two years pretty packed with features, so that would put the ‘Deadpool’ sequel likely in 2023, five years after the second film.
Long story short, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens, as it appears that Reynolds isn’t even sure what the future of “Deadpool” holds.