Deadpool 3 Confirmed To Be Rated R And Take Place In The MCU

Head honcho of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has officially confirmed that Deadpool 3 will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and will be rated R.

Since Disney’s acquisition of Fox in March 2019 there has been a question mark over Deadpool since the Merc With A Mouth’s violent and foul-mouthed ways doesn’t quite fit in with the family friendly brand the house of mouse has created.

This naturally left fans wondering what the future held for the beloved franchise, and whilst a sequel had been greenlit plans were put on hold following the transfer of ownership.

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Of course with Deadpool being hugely popular Disney would never have thrown the property away, but there were legitimate questions being asked in regards to both its adult tone, and whether it would fit into the MCU.

And now we have answers to both, as in a recent interview with Collider Feige confirmed it will take place in the MCU and be rated R.

He said:

It will be rated R… and Ryan’s [Reynolds] overseeing a script right now… It will not be [filming] this year… We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life.

Whilst this is an exciting update, we will have to wait a while to see the result as filming on the instalment won’t being until 2022 at the earliest.

However, the Molyneux Sisters (of Bob’s Burgers fame) are hard at work on the script with star Reynolds overseeing, so hopefully it won’t be too long until we see what impact Deadpool has on the MCU.

We bet it will be an absolute riot though!

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Emily Murray

Emily Murray


Emily is a journalist and film critic who unashamedly cries at most movies having got too emotionally attached. When not at the cinema, she is at home cuddling her cat Holmes, whilst binge watching New Girl. She can be found on Twitter @emilyvmurray