Deadpool 3 Moving Forward With Bob's Burgers Writers And An R-Rating At Disney. Whew.
It would seem, *for now*, diehard fans of The Merc With A Mouth can breathe a collective gin-laced sigh of relief. We've learned from a Deadline release that Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin will write Deadpool 3. If you're not familiar with the names, don't worry. They're Emmy-winning writers of Bob's Burgers, and are currently writing Fox's new show "The Great North" which has already been renewed for its second season...despite the first season not premiering for another 3 months in February 2021. That's honestly really comforting. From Deadline as well: "Writer meetings have been taking place over the past month with Reynolds recently meeting with a handful of writers to hear their pitches for the next installment. In the end, the studio and Reynolds saw the sisters’ take as the perfect fit for what they wanted. The film remains in early development, but the hiring of the Molyneux sisters does mark the first major step in getting the next Deadpool film into production"
Now, the part everyone is scared of- THE VULGARITY BEING DISNEY-FIED.
As we all know, Fox and Disney are in their final stages of a merger. This means that The Mutants can finally share the screen with The Avengers, and Spider-Man can finally get bullied by Deadpool-eventually. It also means that we could be getting a coat of rosey-cheeked paint over Wade's mask and a little pull back on the swearing...or so we'd worry. With how much the role means to Reynolds and the Molyneux sisters at the helm...we're crossing our middle fingers that the movie will move forward as nature intended. Totally hanging out, and slightly leaning to the left.
This really opens a ton of doors to keep things going for comic(movie)-lovers, and an endless amount of crossovers could be on the way(we all remember the comics of the 90's, right? Yeah.), let's hope that's what we're all getting for Phase IV and beyond of the MCU. Back in 2019, Bob Iger, who is no longer with Disney stated during their Q1 earnings call for the 2019 fiscal year, stated his belief that future Deadpool sequels would be R-rated. He noted that there is "certainly popularity" with the Deadpool franchise, made nearly $2B worldwide.
We're feeling good about this. It doesn't look like we're losing our favorite total lovable jerk of a mutant, but who knows...2020 has thrown us some real curveballs.
Paul Brown is the founder of Kulture Popped and avid pop culture aficionado.