Director Shawn Levy has given an update on Deadpool 3, which is expected to begin filming next year. The third film in the series, starring Ryan Reynolds and the return of Hugh Jackman’s The Wolverine, will contain “hardcore” violence with people “just talking foul,” which makes it, according to Levy, “very much a Deadpool movie.”
Levy, who has become a frequent collaborator alongside Ryan Reynolds in films such as Free Guy and The Adam Project, described the production as “such a blast to laugh every day. It is so delicious to hear and write and come up with these scenes where people are just talking foul.”
“I’m having so much fun, and I haven’t even hit the shooting floor yet,” Levy continued. “I have to say, developing a Deadpool movie is one of the most fun creative experiences of my life because it’s not just that it’s rated R. It’s that it’s so filled with self-awareness, and that makes in-writing very, very fun in a way that is unique to that franchise.”
As for a release date, we know Deadpool 3 is scheduled to land in cinemas on November 8, 2024, with filming set to begin somewhere around May 2023. “On or about. Yep,” Levy said in response. “The truth is the more digitally CG-heavy a movie is, the longer time you need in post. But obviously it’s the first Deadpool movie in the MCU.”
“There’s going to be no lack of visual effects. But it’s also a North Star priority for Ryan and I to keep Deadpool raw, gritty, grounded in the ways that those movies have been and that all of us love.”
FlickLuster recently reported the details of a scrapped Deadpool Christmas film.