EntertainmentWeekly has some interesting new quotes from Deadpool/Deadpool 2 screenwriter Paul Wernick, one half of the screenwriting duo behind the successful R-rated comic book franchise.
Paul and Rhett Reese were speaking with them to promote the upcoming release of Zombieland: Double Tap and revealed that Marvel Studios has promised to them they want to keep the R-rated Deadpool universe (could mean there won’t be any reboots/recastings).
WERNICK: “We’re always in touch with Ryan. We’ve got several projects with him in addition to the Deadpool universe.”
“I think the party line and truth is we’re all still figuring it out. Marvel has promised to continue to let us play in the R-rated Deadpool universe, and the hope is that they will also let us veer into the MCU a little bit as well and play in that sandbox.”
“Our feeling and Ryan’s feeling is that it’s got to be the right idea, it’s got to be great… I think once we collectively agree what idea that great idea is we’ll be off to the races. Ryan’s super-busy, we’ve got a lot of projects lined up, but we wake up thinking about Deadpool, and we go to sleep thinking about Deadpool.”
It would yet again reaffirm previous public statements from Disney CEO Bob Iger and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige to keep the films R-rated, despite fans coming up their own counter-theories about what Disney plans to do with R-rated characters like Deadpool (Blade anyone?).
Even though there had been reports of Rhett and Paul developing a script for Deadpool 3, these new statements give the impression that they might have to come up with a new idea or that development on the third movie wasn’t too far along before the merger closed in mid-March.
This might mean that the first two movies could be kept as canon moving forward.
Ryan has been teasing developments on social media with a new picture of himself at the Marvel Studios offices today and previously teased Deadpool for Phase 5. There is a good shot that Ryan recently signed a new contract with Disney/Marvel for future movies.
Auditioned for the role of “Anthony Stark”. Didn’t come even remotely close, but the nice man with the taser escorted me to the ground. pic.twitter.com/1bwFDGdMOj
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 14, 2019
SOURCE: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY