Deadpool 3 Writer Reveals Why Production Is Taking So Long

Deadpool fans have been waiting eagerly for news on the third movie in the Ryan Reynolds-led Marvel franchise, and despite plenty of teased from the star over the last several months there has been little concrete information given about when we will actually see Deadpool 3 in cinemas. With many other Marvel movies now vying for attention in Disney’s release schedule, it is becoming increasingly apparent that we may not see Deadpool return until at least 2024 as the script for the movie is still being worked on.

Now in a new interview with The Playlist, Rhett Reese has explained a little more about why the movie is taking so long to get off the ground, which is seems owes a large part of its delay to the merger between Disney and Fox. While there certainly doesn’t appear to be any interference in the work on Deadpool by the House of Mouse, it looks to be more a case of bringing the old and new together in a way that moves forward but doesn’t abandon its past that is causing the lengthy writing process. Reese said:


“We want to make it great. We’re in the laboratory working on it with Ryan Reynolds all the time, and we’re very much entertaining ourselves. So, hopefully, that translates and ultimately will entertain the world. But you know, it’s a marriage between Fox and Disney and it’s two different universes and it’s not easy. But it’s also a wonderful challenge and, you know, high-class problems to be able to merge those, those worlds. So, we’re, we’re enjoying it. Obviously, it’s like, it’s two completely different regimes, right? So, it’s two different bureaucracies. It was Fox, all these different people, and now it’s not those people anymore. It’s these [Disney] people and these people do things their way. And we were used to doing things our way, so there are differences, but I think the great part is that Marvel’s been incredibly supportive.”

Disney Has Been Supportive of Deadpool 3’s R-rated Content

20th Century Fox

When the Fox/Disney merger occurred, fans of Deadpool instantly began to worry that the franchise could be forced to comply with the almost unbreakable PG-13 rules of the MCU, but as time has gone on, it appears that any such fears were a little premature and Disney has actually been quite happy for the Deadpool team to just do their thing when it comes to Deadpool’s mature content. Reese recently explained:

“Don’t worry about that. 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.”

With no release window in place and an unfinished script, it would appear that there is still quite some way to go before we see Ryan Reynolds back on screen as the Merc with a Mouth, but when he arrives it looks like the writers are determined to make it as good as it ever was.