Even Under Disney's Control Deadpool 3's Writers Confirm That The Sequel Will Be Vulgar
"Deadpool is going to be Deadpool," Deadpool 3 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick tell fans anxious that Disney may tone down the character.
Following the release of the film's sequel in 2018, Disney finalized the acquisition of Fox Studios, including the Deadpool, X-Men, and Fantastic Four brands. When the Disney-Fox merger was completed in March 2019, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that Deadpool and the other Fox-owned Marvel properties will be merged into the Marvel Cinematic Universe under Marvel Studios' supervision. Later that year, Reynolds confirmed that Deadpool 3 would be produced by Marvel Studios, and it was reported in March that Shawn Levy (Free Guy, The Adam Project) would be directing the picture.
With many fans concerned about how the more family-friendly Marvel Studios will handle Deadpool's eccentric and frequently obscene brand of comedy, Reese and Wernick have lately attempted to assuage their fears. "Deadpool is going to be Deadpool," the writing pair said in an interview with Den of Geek. When questioned about writing within the restrictions of the Disney-owned company, Reese added that Marvel Studios has "been very supportive of what we're doing." Check out the rest of his remarks below the jump:
"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."
Fans of Deadpool who were afraid that he would lose his predilection for off-color humor and long strings of expletives will be relieved to hear this. With an R-rating for the previous two films, it would be difficult for any fan to see the character being toned down to appeal to a more sophisticated and family-friendly audience. Especially since Fox had already attempted this in a modest way by releasing the PG-13 edit of Deadpool 2 called Once Upon a Deadpool, which received mixed reviews and fell short of the uncensored film's initial theatrical popularity.
Thankfully, Marvel Studios appears to be on board with Deadpool 3 having the character's characteristic profanity, as the script is being written by the same writers who brought the first two films to life. With that worry presumably dispelled, fans will undoubtedly be interested to see what the new MCU playground has in store for their favorite foul-mouthed mercenary. Whatever the third feature has in store for Deadpool, Marvel Studios appears to be allowing him to speak his mind as only he can.
Source: Den of Geek