Deadpool 3 To Be Directed by Shawn Levy

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Shawn Levy has stepped into the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reteam with Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool 3. This would make for their third movie venture together after Free Guy and The Adam Project.

Besides Reynolds, no other cast members are confirmed for Deadpool 3. The second Deadpool film introduced Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino. Deadpool also starred Morena Baccarin as Vanessa and T.J. Miller as Weasel. Tim Miller directed the original movie, while David Leitch helmed Deadpool 2.

The Deadpool movies are the top-grossing X-Men films of all time, each earning over $780 million worldwide. The first two films, which debuted in 2016 and 2018, respectively, were released by 20th Century Fox before Disney acquired that studio.

While The Adam Project bows this weekend and has already earned some of the best reviews of both A-listers career.

The sequel is expected to be R-rated like the previous two “Deadpool” installments, which would be a first for Marvel Studios. “We will continue in that business,” promised then-Chairman Bob Iger, adding, “There’s certainly popularity” with those types of films. However, he hinted that these films won’t be released under the traditional Marvel or Disney banner, and the company would make an effort to ensure it is “carefully branding [R-rated films] …so we’re not in any way confusing the consumer.”

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