Ryan Reynolds has confirmed that the third installment of the Deadpool franchise is in development by MCU. A follow-up was expected and now it has been confirmed by Reynolds who was a special guest on the Christmas edition of the talk-show Live With Kelly and Ryan.
The Canadian actor was asked about the possibility of a third episode in the Deadpool saga.
“We’re working on it right now with the whole team,” said Reynolds in response to a question posed by host Ryan Seacrest.
“We’re over at Marvel now, which is like the big leagues all of a sudden. It’s kind of crazy,” he added.
No release date has been disclosed for the latest round of Wade Wilson’s adventures. However, Reynolds will once again play the lead in the production, which should benefit from a generous budget provided by Marvel Studios.
Following Disney’s takeover of Fox in March 2019, the anti-hero Deadpool became part of the Marvel portfolio.
Released in February 2016, the first Deadpool was a worldwide hit in theaters, taking in US$782 million in receipts around the globe, quite a feat for a production that cost less than $60 million.
The second film in the franchise, Deadpool 2, released in May 2018, generated more than US$761 million at the worldwide box office.