Kevin Feige has confirmed that Deadpool 3 will be the first R-rated movie ever in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking to Collider during a WandaVision press event, the Marvel Studios president said:
“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan [Reynolds] is overseeing a script right now.
It will not be [filming] this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life.”
Feige also added that sisters Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux are hard at work on the script.
Deadpool was released in 2016. The film achieved both financial and critical success. It earned over $782 million against a $58 million budget, becoming the ninth-highest-grossing film of 2016 and breaking numerous records, including highest-grossing X-Men film and R-rated film at the time.
Critics praised Reynolds’ performance, the film’s style and faithfulness to the comics, along with its action sequences, though critics were divided on the film’s adult humor. It received many awards and nominations, including two Critics’ Choice Awards and two Golden Globe nominations.
A sequel, Deadpool 2, was released in 2018. The film outgrossed its predecessor, earning over $785 million worldwide, becoming the ninth-highest-grossing film of 2018, the highest-grossing film in the X-Men series, as well as the highest-grossing R-rated film.
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