DEADPOOL 3 Writers Reveal Marvel Studios Has Been “Incredibly Positive” About R-Rated Content
Dead Pool 3 Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have provided an update on the sequel’s progress, confirming that Marvel Studios fully supports the film’s more adult-oriented content…
When it was announced that Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson would make his MCU debut in a third dead Pool movie for Marvel Studios, fans assumed the Merc With a Mouth would be toned down a few notches in order to fit into this PG-13 world.
We would later learn that the project was being developed with an R-rating in mind, but there was still plenty of skepticism – after all, how violent/raunchy/sweary the Disney-owned studio was. really ready to allow one of their superhero movies to get?
It remains to be seen whether Dead Pool 3 is able to harness the overall tone and irreverent energy of its predecessors, but Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote credits on the first two films and are now working on the third with Director Shawn Levyshared a very positive update with Geek’s Lair.
“It’s a thrill” Reese said he brought the character to the MCU. “It’s an absolute pleasure to reunite with the band, to have a new backdrop in the MCU with new characters, new villains, that sort of thing. You know, it’s never a marriage that we must have seen it coming — Fox and Disney, it was an outside thing [separate] of our storytelling process. But we absolutely find luck and gold in this situation, or we try to.
As for whether Kevin Feige or other execs tried to cut back on some of the R-rated content to make the movie more family-friendly, it doesn’t seem like fans have anything to worry about.
“They were very supportive in that regard,” Reese added. “Now, when it comes to a particular joke, if we cross a line, we might at some point hear, ‘Maybe not that joke.’ But I think they’ve been incredibly supportive of what we’re doing, because obviously we’ve been doing it separately for a long time, and I think they’ve seen success and they’ve had their own even bigger success So hopefully it’ll be a marriage made in heaven, but we definitely have their support, and that’s a good thing to feel.
The scribes were unwilling to divulge specific plot details, with Reese joking that the pair were working on the script in a “secret vault under an ocean somewhere”.
No release date has been announced for Dead Pool 3 Again.