Deadpool 3 scribes say Disney’s presence not affecting the film’s tone

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The Deadpool 3 writers have offered their thoughts on working with Disney for the first time in the series.

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penned the soon-to-release Spiderhead, which stars Chris Hemsworth and launches on Netflix this month. They also have two Deadpool movies on their collective resume and and as such, have been tapped up by Disney to pen the third film in the series. Which presumably tasks them with the delicate task of maintaining the franchise’s non-family friendly tone, whilst appeasing Disney and presumably connecting the Merc With a Mouth together with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some fashion.

That’s an awful lot to balance, but the duo are adamant that so far, Disney has been giving them free rein to do as they will, with Reese stating “they’ve been very supportive with regard to that. Now when it comes to a particular joke, if we cross a line, maybe we’ll hear at some point, ‘Maybe not that joke.’ 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.”

Wernick has added that “Deadpool is gonna be Deadpool” which will be comforting for fans to hear.

Given the choice of the character maintaining his anarchic style or crossing over with the MCU, most fans would surely plump for the former. However, Reese does add that “we’re absolutely finding the serendipity and the gold” when it comes to working with Disney, which could suggest that we’ll see much more in the way of major character crossovers than we’ve seen in the previous films.

Or perhaps we’re just reading too much into that comment and the ‘gold’ could be in the form of cross-franchise easter eggs, like we saw in Shawn Levy’s Free Guy. 

Levy will be directing Deadpool 3 which will of course, star Ryan Reynolds. We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it.

The Hollywood Reporter

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