Ryan Reynolds Doubts Deadpool 3 Will Happen; X-Force Is Future

Ryan Reynolds doesn't think Deadpool 3 will happen anymore, but points to X-Force being the future for the Merc with a Mouth.

Deadpool 2 X-Force team

Ryan Reynolds doubts Deadpool 3 is going to happen, but says X-Force is likely the future. Reynolds spent years tirelessly developing Deadpool and only got the movie made after test footage leaked online. The wait was well worth it for all parties involved. Deadpool was a critical hit and crushed it at the box office. The performance gave Fox plenty of confidence to go all-in on their foul-mouthed anti-hero, getting Deadpool 2 moving and much more.

The sequel arrives in just a few weeks, but it continues to look more like a X-Force prequel than a true Deadpool sequel. Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beetz) were the biggest announcements, but the trailers showed that the first version of X-Force would be assembled. Considering Deadpool 2 is tracking for a big opening, capping off his trilogy was thought to be a guarantee. But, Reynolds says otherwise.

Related: Zazie Beetz' Domino Returning for X-Force

In a new Q&A with Starnews Korea, Reynolds discussed the future of Deadpool while promoting Deadpool 2. As it turns out, the plans for Deadpool 3 aren't as concrete as we previously thought. Reynolds doesn't believe that movie is happening anymore and that the future will be in the X-Force franchise.

For Deadpool 3, you know, its an odd thing to say but I don't think there will be a Deadpool 3. I think going forward it would be an X-Force movie, which would be his team so to speak.

It wasn't too long ago that reports surfaced of Fox working on Deadpool 3 as an entryway to bringing the X-Force to the big screen. It would appear those plans changed with Deadpool 2 introducing the concept at the very least and maybe even some of the future team members. Since Reynolds is a writer, producer, and star on these movies, he's about as knowledgeable on the franchise's future as anyone. Not making Deadpool 3 isn't even an effect of the possible Disney-Fox merger, as Disney's CEO previously said they want to keep making Deadpool movies. But, this idea of stopping the franchise after two films actually was addressed in previous Deadpool 2 trailers when Wade and Weasel joke about not even making a third movie.

This plan could obviously change should Deadpool 2 make even more money at the box office than the first, but its easy to see why they'd pivot to making X-Force the selling point. Brolin previously said he has a four film deal that starts with Deadpool 2. That single appearance gives them the ability to do an entire X-Force trilogy with Cable alongside Deadpool. Even Beetz is signed on for multiple films, so they'll likely be the core of this new franchise. Who else joins the team remains to be seen, but Reynolds is still holding out hope for a true Deadpool and Wolverine crossover. Wolverine has been part of the X-Force in the comics, so maybe that'll happen too over the course of the X-Force franchise.

MORE: X-Force Filming This Fall With Reynolds and Brolin Co-Starring

X-Force is currently in development but does not have a release date.

Source: Starnews Korea

Key Release Dates
  • Deadpool 2 (2018) release date: May 18, 2018
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) release date: Jun 07, 2019
  • New Mutants (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
  • Gambit (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020
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