Shawn Levy to Direct Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 3

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Hated Free Guy and The Adam Project? You’ll probably want to dial down your expectations for Wade Wilson’s next live-action outing then, as The Hollywood Reporter has sent word that Shawn Levy is teaming up with Ryan Reynolds once again for Deadpool 3. Levy will be the third director to tackle the franchise following Tim Miller and David Leitch, the latter of whom was reportedly keen on returning for another installment but got tired of waiting to hear back from Disney and moved on to other projects (e.g., Bullet Train with Brad Pitt). It’s unclear when Deadpool 3 might be released or what it’ll be about, but fans can probably expect the same level of wackiness and vulgarity that graced the previous films.

‘Deadpool 3’: Shawn Levy to Direct Ryan Reynolds in Marvel Movie (Exclusive) (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • The director is in negotiations to team up with star Ryan Reynolds for the Marvel property, after previously collaborating on 20th Century’s pandemic-era hit, Free Guy, and the just-released sci-fi adventure movie, The Adam Project, on Netflix.
  • Frequent Reynolds collaborators Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penned the scripts for the first two films, and are now working Deadpool 3.
  • This will be the first Deadpool film following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, which released the first two films.

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