What is the Deadpool 3 release date? Does the MCU know what’s just about to hit it? Deadpool 3 is not only happening, but it’s happening within official MCU continuity. Yep, that’s right. The foul-mouthed, fourth-wall-breaking, frequently blood-caked mutate is going to be exploding F-bombs right inside the formerly family-friendly Marvel action movies.
Few thought this was probable, or even possible when Disney bought Fox – the studio that produced the X-Men movies, including Deadpool 1 and 2 – back in 2019. But as Marvel had already proven with its TV series so far in Phase 4, it is more than willing to break new barriers. And Deadpool 3 will almost certainly be breaking a few taste barriers if nothing else.
So what do we know about Deadpool 3 so far? Well, the science fiction movie is still a few years away, and information is hard to come, but we didn’t let that stop us. We scoured the web, used Cerebro, and begged all the clairvoyants we know to learn everything we could about the Deadpool 3 release date.
Deadpool 3 release date
Deadpool 3 will be released on September 6, 2024. Ryan Reynolds announced the news on Twitter on September 27, 2022.
Hard keeping my mouth sewn shut about this one. ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/OdV7JmAkEu
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 27, 2022
Will Deadpool 3 be set in the MCU?
Short answer, yes. We know this because the man in charge of the MCU, Kevin Feige, said so, and you can’t get much clearer confirmation than that. He also confirmed there would be no curbs on the potty-mouthed language and gore that has helped define the series.
Deadpool 3 “will be rated R and… Ryan’s overseeing a script right now,” Feige told Collider in January. It was an announcement that surprised many, and not just because of the R-rated content. How would the MCU deal with the fact that there were two movies already that weren’t within MCU continuity? Just ignore it? Retcon it? Rewrite it? Well, none of that may be necessary.
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With the introduction of the multiverse at the end of Loki season 1, there’s never been a better time to introduce a character from a parallel continuity. Phase 4 of the MCU is promising to be a “multiverse of madness” going forward – not only is that the subtitle of Doctor Strange 2, but we’ve also seen characters from the Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield Spider-Man franchises turn up in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Feige’s also said that he hopes Deadpool3 does for Wade Wilson what Thor: Ragnarok did for the God of Thunder, so what does that mean? Sound to us like the character may undergo a slight reinvention to help him fit into the MCU.
Who’ll be writing Deadpool 3?
It was confirmed way back in November 2020 that Reynolds was working with Emmy Award-winning sisters Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin on the script.
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They’re best known for writing multiple episodes of the critically acclaimed animated series Bob’s Burgers. The pair also created, and executive produced the animated comedy series The Great North.
Shawn Levy, a frequent Reynold’s collaborator, has been drafted to direct Deadpool’s third outing. Levy has previously worked with Reynolds on Free Guy and The Adam Project.
Could we see Deadpool in the MCU before Deadpool 3?
In a way, we already have. In July 2021, Deadpool and Korg (from Thor Ragnarok, played by Taika Waititi) appeared together in a promo for the Ryan Reynolds-starring movie Free Guy. Incidentally, GiantFreakinRobot.com has reported that Reynolds is keen for Korg to appear in Deadpool 3.
More likely, though, is that we will see Deadpool in some MCU project or other even before Deadpool 3. It may just be a cameo, but with the multiverse opening up wide, we’d be surprised if there weren’t some foreshadowing for the Merc’ with a Mouth in an earlier film or TV show. After all, if he does have to swear, he could be bleeped out, and then he could go off on a meta-rant about censorship.
In August, Reynolds himself teased to Comicbook.com that he might make an early appearance in the MCU rather than waiting for his own film:
“I think both (approaches) are pretty warranted,” said Reynolds. “I think you’re always gonna zig when everybody’s expecting you to zag when it comes to that character. As long as Disney’s open to doing something pretty wildly divergent or having some wildly divergent uses of Deadpool, then I dig it, man. I think it’s all great.”
Deadpool 3 cast speculation
Who’s going to be in Deadpool 3? We’d hazard a guess Ryan Reynolds will be back as Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool.
Hugh Jackman will also be reprising the role of Wolverine for the film. Reynold announced the news himself on September 27, 2022. This comes despite his death in the Western-inspired Logan, so it’s likely that Deadpool 3 will either take place in a different continuity or with an earlier version of the character. Or, maybe the movie will bring back Logan without any explaination.
Other than that, it’s speculation, but we know who won’t be in it – any of the ill-fated X-Force team from Deadpool 2, aside from Peter. Peter may be back because Reynolds liked the character so much, and he was the only member of X-Force we saw Deadpool saving in the post-credit sequence.
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“We loved Rob Delaney’s character. I love that [Deadpool] just completely ignores this marquee cast [the X-Force] that he could have saved with useful and wonderful superheroes, Reynolds told Empire.
“We can’t afford half the other guys to bring them back, so they have to remain dead. One, in particular, would be very expensive.” He can’t mean Brad Pitt’s The Vanisher, surely? They allegedly only paid him with a Starbucks coffee for his Deadpool 2 cameo.
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Otherwise, we’d expect Morena Baccarin back as Vanessa since she was resurrected in that Deadpool 2 post-credit sequence. We’d love to see Zazie Beetz’s Domino again, but Beetz isn’t so sure she’ll be back.
She told Collider in March 2021 that she was interested in returning but hasn’t heard anything about the sequel yet. “I would love to revive the role,” she explained. “I haven’t had any specific conversations around it. But I’m interested.”
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In a recent interview with The Wrap, Baccarin admitted she’s been pestering Reynolds in the hope of finding out if she’s in the film. “I hope I get to be in it,” she explained.
“I don’t know. They’re very, very annoyingly tight-lipped. I text Ryan every six months, and I’m like ‘What’s going onnnn?’ He’s like, ‘Hey, how are you? How’s your family?’ I’m like, ‘Not what I’m asking youuuu!'”
Reynolds has also teased that he’ll be working with Leslie Uggams, who plays Deadpool’s landlord/carer Blind Al, so we can probably expect her to return as well.
Deadpool 3 plot speculation
What will Deadpool 3 be about? In the past, Reynolds has tweeted that he wanted Deadpool 3 to be “a road trip between Deadpool and Logan (Wolverine). Rashomon style. For real.”
Now we know that Jackman will return as Wolverine this is an option, but we imagine that Marvel Studios will want to take things in a slightly different direction. Were we to hazard a guess it’ll be your traditional superhero team up with plenty of friction before they come together to battle a common enemy.
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Reynolds also told Radio One back in 2018 that he’d be open to including Dogpool – a canine version of Deadpool from an alternate universe in the comics – in a Deadpool film, though he may have just been humouring an interviewer who clearly just wanted to show off his geeky knowledge of Deadpool trivia.
In March, Domino actress Zazie Beetz told Digital Spy she’d “love to revive the role” but hadn’t had “any specific conversations”. The ending of Deadpool 2 also strongly suggests that Reynolds hasn’t yet finished with the Cable (Josh Brolin) character.
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There’s one rumour going around that Deadpool 3 will cross over the Loki TV series. According to BehindTheMagic.com, the film will see Wade put on trial by the TVA for killing the X-Men Origin: Wolverine version of himself during the Deadpool 2 post-credit scene. We’d take this with a huge pinch of salt, to be honest.
Rhett Reese, a writer who’s worked on all three Deadpool movies, has promised that the move to Disney won’t change Wade Wilson’s unique sense of humour, adding that the studio is very supportive of the film.
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“When it comes to a particular joke, if we cross a line, maybe we’ll hear at some point, ‘Maybe not that joke’,” Reese told The Hollywood Reporter.
“But I think they’ve been incredibly supportive of what we’re doing because obviously, we were doing it separate from them for a long time, and I think they’ve seen the success, and they’ve had their own even greater success. So hopefully, it’ll be a marriage made in heaven. But we’ve definitely got their support, and that’s a great thing to feel.”