The Merc with a Mouth may be in for a Marvel-sized reality check if or, more realistically, when he joins the MCU.
After enjoying two refreshingly batty films with Deadpool 1 & 2, audiences worldwide have been wondering what's coming next. Fans of the no-holds-barred superhero franchise were initially over the moon when star Ryan Reynolds recently announced that the potty-mouthed hero would soon be making his MCU debut. With the tentatively titled Deadpool 3 now officially in production under the Marvel Studios shingle by way of its parent company Disney it seems MCU mastermind Kevin Feige could be eyeing major changes for the Deadpool franchise.
The latest little nugget of MCU rumor madness comes via the not-super-reliable rumor-mongers over at We Got This Covered, who are reporting an alleged emphasis on "alleged" Marvel insider's claims that Feige is looking to replace some key creatives behind the Deadpool franchise. Don't worry, he's apparently not looking to push Ryan Reynolds out of the picture and recast the role of Wade Wilson but according to WGTC, Feige is looking to take some creative control out of Reynolds' hands.
As a reminder, Reynolds has served as producer and a key creative force behind both Deadpool and Deadpool 2, hand-picking director David Leitch for the sequel and even earning a writing credit for his work on that film. It's been speculated that Reynolds was pushing to bring the creative team behind Deadpool 2 back for the upcoming sequel, including his co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Feige, according to the rumor, isn't sold on bringing Leitch back to helm Deadpool 3 and is reportedly keen on bringing Ant-Man and the Wasp scribes Chris Mckenna and Eric Sommers on board to fully Marvel-ize the sequel. Way to pull the rug out from under these folks, Marvel!
As for what those supposed changes could mean for Deadpool 3, it's possible that the Merc we've come to know and love over the course of the first two deliriously crass Deadpool movies may be toned way, way down. Of course, that may not be entirely a bad thing. While the first two Deadpool movies have served as a welcome departure from the increasingly homogenized realm of superhero cinema, even the characters' most ardent fans would likely admit the winking meta schtick was wearing a little thin by the end of Deadpool 2. Still, that wickedly self-aware approach has spawned a hyper-specific style in the movies, and it's sort of impossible to imagine what Deadpool 3 might look like without it.
Deadpool remains a singular voice in the Marvel canon, so much so that a stark change in tone might leave his new flick all but unrecognizable from its cinematic brethren, not to mention the comics. To date, the decision by Reynolds and the Deadpool creatives to lean headlong into the comics' special brand of wacky is a big part of what has set the franchise apart from every other superhero story out there. If Team Marvel is indeed looking to shake things up, the changes might be to the detriment of Deadpool 3. Keep watching the video to see that there may be some major changes could be coming for Deadpool 3!
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