‘Deadpool 3’ Writers Discuss Poking Fun At The MCU

Deadpool roasts the Marvel Universe.

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Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of Marvel’s Deadpool 3, have discussed bringing Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth into the MCU and opportunities to poke fun at everything he finds there.

While Deadpool started off his live-action career outside the MCU, as part of Fox’s X-Men universe, Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox is bringing the character home to Marvel, alongside all of Fox’s X-Men and Fantastic Four catalog. Unlike the rest of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, however, Deadpool is not undergoing an MCU reboot. Instead, Ryan Reynolds’ version of the fourth-wall-breaking mutant is crossing over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it sounds like no Avenger is safe.

‘Everyone’s Fair Game’

Deadpool’s irreverence has made him a fan-favorite Marvel character. In his first two movies, the character often poked fun at other films in the X-Men universe and at superhero films in general. Now that he has the entirety of Marvel Studios’ extensive cinematic universe to play with, fans will no doubt be eager to see how Deadpool responds to jumping universes to play with the Avengers.

While speaking to Post Credits Podcast, Rhett Reese spoke about the opportunities provided by the move to the MCU. “How many movies have they given us? 25? 26? 28? Something like that,” said the Deadpool 3 writer (if you’re wondering, it’s 28, with next month’s Thor: Love and Thunder making 29). “We have a treasure trove of things to poke fun at now, and Deadpool’s an equal [opportunist], so everyone’s fair game.” Reese went on to discuss the process of envisioning Deadpool’s interactions with his new MCU family:

“Look, I do think we do obviously sit in our head and imagine Deadpool having a conversation with character ‘X,’ character ‘Y,’ character ‘C,’ because right there, you just go, ‘Is that funny or isn’t it?’ And the answer is very often, ‘Yes.’”

While few details have emerged regarding the plot of Deadpool 3, it’s clear that entering the MCU is going to grant Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson the opportunity for a whole lot more fun. Exactly how the character’s transition from one cinematic universe to another will be addressed is also yet to be seen, but with films like Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel has started to explore the Multiverse, introducing characters to heroes from pre-MCU franchises.

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.

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Source: Post Credits Podcast (via The Direct)