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David Leitch Hasn’t Heard From Disney Yet About Deadpool 3

Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson and Deadpool 3

David Leitch hasn't heard anything about Deadpool 3 yet following the finalization of the Disney/Fox deal earlier this year. At one point deemed a risk due to its vulgar, adult-orientated content, the Deadpool franchise became the most popular films in Fox's X-Men series, combining to gross $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office. It's for that reason the Mouse House has no plans to reboot the Deadpool character; the current iteration is doing phenomenally well, so there's little incentive to change things up.

Still, the future of Deadpool on film remains uncertain. Deadpool 2 ended in a way that essentially set up the X-Force spinoff (which had Drew Goddard onboard to direct), but X-Force was one of multiple Marvel-based Fox films that were shelved indefinitely back in January, months before the Fox/Disney deal became official. And while Marvel Studios is hard at work ironing out Phase 4 of the MCU, there's been no word on what's next for the Merc With a Mouth. Right now, all remains quiet on that front.

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Speaking with ComicBook at the premiere of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Leitch was asked about upcoming Deadpool projects, including a Deadpool 3. According to the director, he's still waiting for a call:

"In everybody's world, everybody wants to make it. So, if I was ever approached to make Deadpool 3, my answer would be, 'Hell yes,' but I think there's a lot of things going on in the shake up with Fox and Disney and where that whole Marvel world after Endgame is gonna be. When the dust settles, let's hope that Deadpoool lives. That's kind of ironic, right?"

In all likelihood, more Deadpool movies will happen at some point. Earlier this year, Disney CEO Bob Iger went on record to state he wants to keep the property R-rated, but may keep it separate from the larger MCU (which would honestly be for the best). The trick is finding the opportune time to move forward with them, and it's understandable why nothing's been officially announced yet. Disney only inherited X-Men and Deadpool in March and have had a full plate on their hands dealing with everything associated with the Fox deal. As Leitch indicates, once the dust settles there might be some real discussions about what's next for Deadpool. The franchise is very popular, so Disney will surely look to continue it in one way or another.

Leitch isn't the only one associated with the Deadpool franchise curious to see where things go. Earlier this month, Josh Brolin (who plays Cable) revealed he's called Marvel Studios to talk about the character's future, so there's widespread interest on making something happen soon. There probably won't be any hints during Marvel Studios' highly-anticipated Hall H panel during this year's San Diego Comic-Con, but hopefully soon Deadpool fans find something out - whether it's for X-Force, Deadpool 3or something else entirely.

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Source: ComicBook

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