Deadpool rapidly became a favorite for comic book fans when the fourth wall breaking, immortal, wisecracking mercenary burst onto the scene with his first movie in 2016. Starring Ryan Reynolds in the titular role, the movie (which had long been in development with Reynolds as the lead) broke convention with the super hero genre, lampooning it and ruthlessly satirizing it with its star's trademark wit and sarcasm.
With Disney recently having swallowed 21st Century Fox whole, the X-Men franchise included, it was unknown what the future of Deadpool might look like. Reynolds thankfully doesn't seem to be going anywhere, but many fans were concerned with whether or not the House of Mouse would stay true to the R-rated antics that made the original film and its 2018 sequel such hits, and whether they would pull any punches lest they make themselves look bad.
Well, fans can now rest assured that Deadpool's third movie and his first to be an official part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will stay true to the character and his distinct style. Reynolds shared a video update on the progress of the film, where he admits to being pretty much out of ideas except one: Bringing Hugh Jackman back to star as Wolverine one more time. Yes, Jackman will star alongside Reynolds in the upcoming film, which will now officially be releasing to theaters on September 6th, 2024.
Shawn Levy, who has previously worked with Reynolds on Free Guy and The Adam Project, will direct the film. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will be returning to write the new film, having previously written the first two. It is unknown whether characters like Colossus or Domino will be back, but it has been confirmed that Deadpool 3 will indeed be rated R in all its naughty, violent glory. Check out the announcement below.
'Deadpool 3' arrives in theaters September 6th, 2024.