It's been a long time coming for Deadpool, ever since : The foul-mouthed unconventional superhero . Ryan Reynolds, who wore the red-and-black mask for Deadpool 1 and 2 under Fox, has a tongue-firmly-in-cheek response to the news.
"Full disclosure: I showed them Spiderman 1 & 2 and told them it was Deadpool 1 & 2," Reynolds tweeted, explaining how he convinced Disney to let an R-rated franchise join the Mouse House. Deadpool 3 is set to be the MCU's first R-rated movie.
Reynolds' Instagram post is even better: "First order of business: Find the guy who killed Bambi's mom."
said it was "a win for everyone involved."brought the character into its own after Reynolds' first, very different portrayal of the hero in the less-than-memorable X-Men Origins: Wolverine. When Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in 2019, it became the proud new owner of the rights to Marvel's X-Men characters. Last year, Reynolds
Work is underway on Deadpool 3 and Marvel chief Kevin Feige confirmed it'll be R-rated.
"It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan's overseeing a script right now," Feige told Collider during Disney Plus press for .
But don't expect it to be finished any time soon: It looks like filming won't begin until 2022.
"It will not be filming this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. 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. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life."