Is Disney going to sanitize Deadpool? No! Will they keep it separate from the rest of the MCU? No! Is this great news for Marvel fans? Yes!
Marvel fans have a lot to be happy about right now. We’re days away from the debut of WandaVision, the first of several Marvel TV shows to be released on Disney+. This year, we have movies like Black Widow, Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to look forward to. And now, MCU head honcho Kevin Feige is saying all the right things about Deadpool 3, which he’s now in charge of since Disney bought 20th Century Fox.
“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now,” Feige told Collider, laying to rest fears that the family-friendly Disney company might sanitize the gleefully profane and violent Deadpool franchise. “[A]nd Ryan’s overseeing a script right now.” Could we ask for better?
It will not be [filming] this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life.
It’s also cool to hear Feige confirm that Deadpool will indeed be a part of the MCU, which has never had a movie intense enough to be rated anything beyond PG-13. I thought Disney might keep that streak going by either watering down Deadpool or by making it a hard-R sort of movie but keeping it separate from the rest of the MCU. Apparently, neither will happen.
Just how they’ll integrate Deadpool’s not-appropriate-for-kids ethos into the rest of MCU remains to be seen. I imagine Captain America would be scandalized by the cursing alone, and it would just get more entertaining from there.