After years of speculating, in 2022, Marvel Studios confirmed that Deadpool would officially join the MCU for a third installment of the R-rated comic book franchise at the start of Phase Six. This would mark the first official character of the Fox X-Men universe joining the MCU (although Patrick Stewart as a variant Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness kinda counts too, we suppose).
But what else should we expect from the “Merc with the Mouth’s” first MCU entry? Here is everything we know so far about Deadpool 3.
Right now, everyone is calling the film Deadpool 3. However, for superpowered mercenary Wade Wilson’s first entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, at least the first official entry, we think they may choose to give it a more creative title.
A recent bout of friendly banter between Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman teases the possibility of the title being Wolverine and Deadpool.
Also “Wolverine and Deadpool”, bub?— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 4, 2023
Jackman’s slip of the tongue seems casual, but Reynolds specifically alludes to it in his response. Only time will tell if this exchange means anything at all. We’re pretty sure that Deadpool would like the order reversed, one way or the other.
Deadpool 3‘s Plot
The plot of Deadpool 3 remains a mystery. All we know is that Hugh Jackman is returning as Wolverine, and that it takes place before the feral X-Man’s death in Logan. In fact, Jackman has confirmed that time travel will be involved in the threequel in a big way. One rumor suggests that Loki’s Time Variance Authority, or TVA, will have some involvement. But that remains unconfirmed. (We hope it’s true though).
As most folks know by now, Deadpool’s third solo film will reunite him with his X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star. Deadpool and Wolverine will work together, although they have made it very clear that these two characters “hate each other.” It will not be a love-fest in this story. But the fact that Deadpool 3 is smack in the middle of the Multiverse Saga should give us all a clue as to what’s going to go down, and probable multiversal shenanigans will ensue.
One team everyone would love to see return in Deadpool 3 is the X-Force. Of course, most of the X-Force didn’t meet happy ends in Deadpool 2. But Deadpool has now moved to the MCU, and hints of multiversal shenanigans are already in the air. And that means anything is possible. In fact, Ryan Reynolds himself raised the question of the X-Force in a recent tweet.
The now-edited version of the tweet is above, but the original read, “X-Force will live forever!” This could just be an excited pronouncement. Or it could it be a red herring. But it could also be a tease of the X-Force in Deadpool 3. Only Reynolds knows for sure.
Deadpool 3‘s Cast
We know Hugh Jackman will return, along with the very obvious Ryan Reynolds. Here’s who else we know about: Karan Soni, cab driver Dopinder, Leslie Uggams, Emma Corrin, and Matthew Macfadyen.
In exciting news, Morena Baccarin and Stefan Kapicic are reprising their roles as Vanessa and Colossus in Deadpool 3. The family is truly coming together once again. Additionally, Deadline reports that Rob Delaney’s Peter, the human member of the X-Force team, will return in Deadpool 3, as will Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) and Shioli Kutsuna (Yukio).
Behind the Scenes
Deadpool 3‘s director for this third outing will be Shawn Levy, most recently known for his work on Stranger Things. This would be a reunion for Levy and Reynolds, as the pair previously worked together on the movie Free Guy. Levy is also known for the time travel movie The Adam Project.
On the writing side of things are Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, writers for the popular animated series Bob’s Burgers. The writers for the first two Deadpool films, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, are also contributing to the third film’s screenplay, as is Ryan Reynolds himself.
Deadpool 3 Release Date
As of now, Deadpool 3 has a release date of November 8, 2024, kicking off the MCU’s Phase Six.
Originally published on January 4, 2023.