When Deadpool first hit screens in 2016, it became an instant hit with Marvel fans. And now, nearly 5 years on, we have just received some very exciting news regarding Deadpool 3.
Here's what we know...
Deadpool is one of the most popular and unique superheroes out there.
via: imdbThe foul-mouthed character, real name Wade Wilson, first appeared in The New Mutants Marvel comics in the '90s.
He obtains the superhuman ability that allows him to regenerate and recover from deadly injuries.
His unique humor landed himself a dedicated fanbase.
Much to the delight of fans, Deadpool got his own dedicated movie in 2016.The movie chronicles the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned wisecracking mercenary, Wade Wilson.
Ryan Renolds brought the character to life.
via: Getty ImagesThe movie also stars Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, T.J. Miller, and Stan Lee.
A rogue experiment to cure his cancer leaves Wilson with healing powers...
via: imdbBut it also leaves him terribly disfigured. So, with his brand new superpowers in tow, he adopts the famed alter ego, Deadpool.
Ajax, who gave him the sadistic treatment, tries to keep him a prisoner.
via: imdb...But Deadpool escapes. The movie then follows the superhero in his pursuit to track down the man who ruined his life.
The movie was a box office smash hit.
via: imdbDeadpool achieved significant critical and financial success, grossing an eye-watering $783.1 million at the box office.
It also bagged several top awards.
via: imdbDeadpool has several accolades under its belt, including an MTV Movie & TV Awards, a Teen Choice Award, and a nomination at the 2017 Golden Globes.
So it was no surprise it was picked up for a sequel.
via: imdbDeadpool 2 hit screens last year, and once again opened to impressive reception.
The movie enjoyed equal financial success as the original.
via: imdbDeadpool 2 raked in a whopping $785 million in box office revenue.
Unsurprisingly, fans rallied for a third installment of the much-loved franchise.
via: imdbThough there's no doubt that the film would prove popular, getting the green light for Deadpool 3 hasn't been quite that simple.
Earlier this year, Disney acquired FOX, who happen to produce the Deadpool films...
via: imdbThe purchase of Fox studios was made as part of an eye-watering $71 billion dollar deal, meaning Disney now owns the rights to franchises such as X-Men and Fantastic Four. Now, it seems like the Disney empire is bigger than ever, with a growing chunk of Hollywood in its hands.
But the deal has sparked speculation when it comes to Deadpool.
via: imdbMany have questioned whether Disney will downplay or completely restrain the R-rated superhero.
It meant the on-screen future of the superhero hung in the balance...
via: imdbAnd it left fans with several burning questions. Will Deadpool be joining the MCU? Or is this the end for the Merc with a Mouth?
Earlier this year, we started to get some answers.
Deadpool 3 being planned out. For the love of god Disney don't water his character down 🤞— Charlie Clarke (@Charlie Clarke)1571224603.0
And Disney CEO, Bob Iger, also backed this up.
via: Getty ImagesBack in February, Igner said Disney would allow R-rated movies to go forward, specifically mentioning Deadpool as an example. "We do believe there is room for the Fox properties to exist without significant Disney influence over the nature of the content, meaning that we see that there is certainly popularity amongst Marvel fans for the R-rated Deadpool films, as a, for instance, we’re going to continue in that business," he explained.
But this week, there's been some exciting news...Deadpool 3 is officially in the works at Marvel Studios!
The news was confirmed by the man behind the superhero, Ryan Reynolds.
As for the release date?Well, things are definitely moving forward - as Deadline has announced today.
Disney has earned rights to Deadpool, and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed the movie will be rated R.
they all better get to return for Deadpool 3 https://t.co/KPqDPnzhgD— Luke (@Luke)1610121051.0
"It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now," Feige shared.
Deadpool 3 is going to be part of the MCU! Also, it will be rated R and begins filming in 2022. https://t.co/ACNjUZM6fH— 🍎 Ken Xyro (@🍎 Ken Xyro)1610385147.0