When Disney bought 20th Century Fox, one question fans of Marvel’s MCU have had is what is going to happen with Deadpool? Thanks to Kevin Feige, we now have that answer.
The first Deadpool movie was released in February of 2016 and would earn $783 million at the box office. That was quickly followed up with Deadpool 2 in 2018, earning $785 million for FOX.
Ever since Disney’s acquisition of Fox Studios in March of 2019, Deadpool fans and fans of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe have had the same questions. Will Deadpool become a part Marvel’s MCU? Will it keep its R-rating and if so, how will the character fit into a PG-13 franchise? In a recent online interview Kevin Feige answered some of those all-important questions that should make fans of the MCU and Deadpool happy.
Collider’s, Steve Weintraub spoke with the president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige who gave an exciting update on Deadpool 3, revealing the sequel will be part of the MCU and the films rating.
Let’s be clear about what Feige said concerning Deadpool 3. Feige confirmed the movie will have an R-rating, Deadpool will be a different type of character in the MCU and Ryan Reynolds is overseeing the script. Feige also said that filming will not take place this year, 2021, but never officially confirmed when it would begin filming either.
Feige’s news about Deadpool is great to hear, but I also have some reservations. I like that Deadpool 3 will get an R-Rating, I feel Deadpool works best when there is no limit put on the character, but I am not sure how I feel about the character being a part of the MCU.
The MCU from the first Iron Man movie all the way up to Spider-Man Far From home as always been a PG-13 franchise and that is fine. Feige has made a conscious choice to keep the movies family friendly, but if you are going to allow Deadpool 3 to be rated R, can you realistically pull Deadpool the character into the MCU and not change the character in some way?
Do not get me wrong, I want to see Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool be a part of the larger MCU and have a significant role as time goes on, but I do not see how you can pull the character into the MCU without holding the character back or making changes that might be noticeable when Deadpool is part of a larger team-up movie.
It’s possible when Feige said that Deadpool would be “a very different type of character in the MCU” that Deadpool will technically be part of the MCU, but not actually show up in an Avenger’s movie, that yes, he exists, but we will never see him with other characters from the MCU.
For now, I will put my trust in Kevin Feige. If Feige says Deadpool will be a part of the MCU then I will take him at his word and see what the future holds for the Merc with a mouth.