‘Deadpool 3’ may have a lower age rating.
Rob Liefeld, the creator of the Marvel comic books and subsequent ‘X-Men’ film series of the same name, has revealed that despite the first two films in the franchise being R-rated int he US, the third edition of the series doesn’t “necessarily” have to be the same to maintain the superhero’s brand.
Speaking to Yahoo Movies UK, Leitch said: “It’s rated R so that’s not necessarily the brand but he doesn’t necessarily need to be R and [Disney] don’t necessarily need to only make PG-13 movies, I think we’ll find a happy ground.”
The filmmaker went on to explain that following Fox merging with Disney earlier this year, there has been “mystery” around the future of the franchise, which stars Ryan Reynolds as lead anti-hero Wade Wilson, however, the director insisted all his feedback has been ” positive”.
He said: “There’s a lot of mystery still surrounding what they want to do with ‘Deadpool’ in [Disney’s] Marvel world but I think, from discussions that I’ve heard, it’s all positive. I think that they’re just trying to figure a way in as Deadpool’s hard.”
This news comes after Rob recently reassured fans that ‘Deadpool 3’ will “totally happen” and he is adamant that he will start working on the next movie “soon”.
Speaking to a fan on Twitter, he said: “It will totally happen!!! Soon! ”
And this isn’t the first time he has told fans that there’s a third movie on the cards.
He said earlier this year: “Nothing like deadlines to clear your head… let me be clear Deadpool 3 will happen, some form, some fashion. That’s not a concern to me. Disney paid $60 billion for Fox and Deadpool is the most valuable asset in today’s market. Makes more than X-Men films. ”
Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson might have a cameo on the hugely successful franchise. According to Bang Showbiz, ‘Deadpool’ creator Rob Leifield took to social media reaching out to Johnson after Reynold’s cameo on ‘Hobbs and Shaw.’
Writing on Instagram, Rob said: “Dearest @therock based on reports of outstanding chemistry between you and a familiar friend, I believe the next logical step is for you to join the Marvel Universe as Garrison Kane in a future Deadpool installment. You’re a natural and Kane is already celebrated by millions of comics fans who have thrilled to his adventures since I first introduced him in X-Force #2! Your pal, Rob! ”
Now, the ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ actor has insisted that he has “outstanding chemistry” with 42-year-old Ryan and inquired as to what his relationship would be with the star’s character were he to commit to joining the franchise.
The ‘Baywatch’ star responded:
Dearest Rob, thank you amigo. It’s true, in @HobbsAndShaw, I have insanely outstanding chemistry with our familiar friend. Since you created the characters, how does one Garrison Kane get alone with one
💀🏊♂️ ? https://t.co/1Z58qbiQp8
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 3, 2019
The Deadpool 3 release date is not clear yet, but reports indicate it should be out in theatres in 2021.