It’s been almost a year since the third installment of Deadpool was announced, but waiting for news of our favorite foul-mouthed, almost immortal superhero requires patience. Our patience paid off in the form of Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin who are now set to write for the new film, according to Deadline.

Ryan Reynolds, the lead character and producer of the Deadpool franchise, was in meetings with writers over the last month to determine who should write the script. The Molyneux sisters, known for Bob’s Burgers and the upcoming The Great North, apparently nailed it since Reynolds and his team hired the pair to be the writers for Deadpool 3

Fans eagerly await any news regarding the threequel since Disney acquired Fox back in 2019. Spider-Man and X-Men were sure to remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since, at most, they garner a PG-13 rating. However, Deadpool was the wild card. Many believed the series to be abandoned by Disney since R-rated films don’t follow the company’s family-friendly standard. Deadpool was even excluded from Marvel’s Phase 4 announcement at Comic-Con in 2019, which alarmed many fans about the future of the franchise. 

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Deadpool In Comparison

Deadpool does well when compared to other solo character franchises within the MCU, making it a massive money-maker for Disney and Marvel Studios. For example, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), which had a budget of $175 million, earned $880 million. But Deadpool 2 (2018), which had a budget of only $110 million, earned a whopping $785 million at the box office. Deadpool 2, while still under Fox, even beat out X-Men: Dark Phoenix’s (2019) earnings by $532 million.

News of Deadpool 3’s development has fans rejoicing. Not only is the series not dead, but it’s finally making its push toward becoming one of Disney and Marvel’s top earners. With the help of Ryan Reynolds and Team Deadpool, Disney and the MCU will hopefully start taking steps out of PG-13 territory and into the land of adult humor where our favorite “Merc with a Mouth” resides.

 

 

Kathy Spangler
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