20th Century Fox saw huge success when it’s $58 million dollar superhero film Deadpool made over $782 million at the global box office, becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film at the time. With stellar reviews from audiences and critics alike, it became an instant phenomenon. Shortly after its release a sequel was green lit, which was met with even more success when it was released 2 years later. Since then, Deadpool’s future has been very rocky since the acquisition of 20th Century Fox by Disney.
Many fans were afraid of what a future with Disney could mean for the beloved hero. Would they allow another Deadpool film to be made? If so, would it still be rated R despite the strictly PG-13 content of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
In a recent interview with Collider, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige put a lot of fan concerns to rest. “It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now,” Feige confirmed. “It will not be [filming] this year… We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun.”
Production-wise, Marvel Studios has a lot of projects in their grasp. They’re currently filming Thor: Love and Thunder as well as the untitled third Spider-Man installment. They plan to begin production on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Black Panther II, and Captain Marvel 2 this year additionally, so it is likely that Deadpool 3 won’t begin production until 2022 at the earliest.
But fans will have many projects to keep themselves occupied with until then. With four films on the slate and several series ahead, like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision, Marvel Studios looks like they don’t intend on stopping any action from rolling out any time soon. Stay tuned for more on Deadpool 3 and the MCU!