‘Deadpool 3’ Moving Ahead: Expected to Stay R-Rated Under Disney

Thankfully, it appears that Deadpool will continue to be an adult-aimed property as the third film develops under the Disney umbrella (Deapdool was under Fox, which the House of Mouse acquired).

The next Deadpool movie has taken a big step forward, now with screenwriters chosen thanks to fruitful meetings and pitches with star Ryan Reynolds. Attached to write the film are Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin, sisters and writing partners who have worked as writers and producers on animated series Bob’s Burgers. The Molyneux sisters are also attached to Jump Street: Now For Her Pleasure, a seemingly female-focused entry in the franchise.

While details are hard to come by with the film still in early development, Deadline is reporting that, so far, it appears Deadpool 3 is expected to continue the franchise’s R rating (U.S. classification), keeping in line with the heightened violence, language and themes seen in the first two films. That’s certainly a relief, as there’s been worry that going under the Disney roof could mean a more family-friendly approach to Deadpool (or worse: the end of the Deadpool-focused movies), particularly with the character’s expected induction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, will this be the first R-rated MCU movie?

There’s no word as yet on who will be directing the film. Tim Miller (Terminator: Dark Fate) was at the helm of the first; David Leitch (Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw) directed the second. Word is that although there is a possibility of Leitch returning to direct, his packed 2021 schedule means a new helmer will likely be brought on. Leitch is currently shooting a Brad Pitt-starring action film titled Bullet Train and has graphic novel adaptation Undying Love and video game adaptation The Division in development.

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