Ryan Reynolds has revealed who he would like to see in the director’s chair for Deadpool 3.
Deadpool is officially set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe now that Fox operates under Disney. While it’s unclear when the Merc with a Mouth will return to the big screen, Ryan Reynolds is hard at work bringing the threequel to life. Unfortunately, details are slim to nonexistent, as audiences don’t even know who will helm the third film in the R-rated franchise. Previous directors include Tim Miller, who is currently set to direct a Neuromancer adaptation, and David Leitch, who has his hands full with a bevy of projects.
Over the last two years, Ryan Reynolds has collaborated with Shawn Levy with films like Free Guy and the recently released Adam Project. The two clearly love working together, so Reynolds naturally agreed that Levy should take on the Deadpool threequel when ComicBook.com suggested the idea.
“That would be amazing. I say write to Kevin Feige, care of Marvel Cinematic Universe at whatever Buena Vista Way. I don’t know where it is, but yeah, that would be nice. That would be a dream. That would be dream come true.”
Shawn Levy is mostly known for creating family-friendly films which occasionally hit PG-13 ratings. Despite that, Levy is one of the most profitable directors in Hollywood and has continuously taken risks with projects such as Real Steel and Free Guy. Would he make a good choice for the crass Deadpool? Why not! He and Reynolds seem to get along well enough, so if it results in a fantastic threequel, we can’t help but get excited!
Deadpool 3 is currently in development at Marvel Studios with Bob’s Burgers duo Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin writing the script. Here is the official “synopsis” for Deadpool 2:
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of “World’s Best Lover.”
Directed by David Leitch from a script written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds, the film stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.
Deadpool 2 is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Ryan Reynolds’ upcoming third film with Marvel Studios and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.