‘Deadpool 3’ Writers Say Disney Has Been ‘Incredibly Supportive’ Of R-Rating

Kevin Feige previously confirmed the film would be R-rated.

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Deadpool 3 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have opened up about working with Disney on the sequel.

Since Disney bought 20th Century Fox, another Deadpool film starring Ryan Reynolds has been a huge priority. The sequel will probably be the first solo film following one of the characters previously owned by Fox.

Development on the next Deadpool film has been picking up as well. It was recently announced that Free Guy and The Adam Project director Shawn Levy would helm Deadpool 3. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first two Deadpool films, are also back and spoke to Den of Geek about the sequel’s development under Disney. Here’s what Reese had to say about playing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

“It’s an absolute thrill to have the band back together, to have a new backdrop in the MCU with new characters, new villains, that kind of thing. You know, it’s never a marriage we necessarily saw coming—Fox and Disney, that was an external thing [separate] from our storytelling process. But we’re absolutely finding the serendipity and the gold in that situation, or we’re trying to.”

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Kevin Feige has already confirmed Deadpool 3 is shooting for an R-rating, and Wernick reassured fans that will be the case despite operating under Disney:

“Don’t worry about that. They’ve been very supportive with regard to that. Now when it comes to a particular joke, if we cross a line, maybe we’ll hear at some point, ‘Maybe not that joke.’ But I think they’ve been incredibly supportive of what we’re doing, because obviously we were doing it separate from them for a long time, and I think they’ve seen the success and they’ve had their own even greater success. So hopefully it’ll be a marriage made in heaven. But we’ve definitely got their support, and that’s a great thing to feel.”

Here is the synopsis for the previous film, Deadpool 2:

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Directed by David Leitch from a script written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.

The film is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Deadpool 3, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content.

Source: Den of Geek

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.