Deadpool 2 could be the end of the character’s run of solo films.
That’s according to actor Ryan Reynolds, who worked hard to bring the Marvel antihero to the screen in 2016 and who will soon be seen reprising the role in Fox’s upcoming Deadpool 2.
“It’s an odd thing to say, but I don’t think there will be a Deadpool 3,” Reynolds told StarNews Korea, saying that he believes the currently-in-the-works X-Force movie will essentially be the character’s third film.
It’s a little surprising to hear that Reynolds isn’t sure if the character will be getting a third picture, considering the first film became the highest-grossing R-rated (US classification) movie of all time with a draw of $US783.1 million. Plus, the sequel is tracking for a big $US150 million opening, which would top the first film’s opening of $US132.4 million. It’s possible that Fox isn’t quite willing to lock in anything else Deadpool-related until the Disney takeover occurs, or maybe the powers that be have decided to go the team, universe-expanding route instead.
Reynolds also reiterated his desire for a team-up movie featuring Deadpool and Wolverine, which, yes, would be freakin’ spectacular to see.
“Beyond [X-Force], I know it’s a pipe dream that would probably never come true, but I’d love to see a Deadpool-Logan movie. I’d like to see a Wolvie-pool movie, if I may. That would be fun, but Hugh Jackman has apparently retired, despite the fact that I’ve been protesting almost hourly.”
Deadpool 2, which will also star Josh Brolin, Zazie Beets, Morena Baccarin and Brianna Hildebrand, among others, will open May 16 in Australia and May 18 in the US.
Here’s the video the Reynolds interview with StarNews Korea. The Deadpool 3 comments come at around the 23-minute mark.