- Ryan Reynolds said “Deadpool 3” will be the last time he’ll play the Marvel character.
- On Sirius XM’s “The Jess Cagle Show,” Reynolds said he’s only doing Deadpool for the next two years.
- Fans were hoping to see more of Deadpool integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ryan Reynolds claims he’s done playing Deadpool.
In an interview with “The Jess Cagle Show,” Reynolds said he’ll only be playing the Merc with a Mouth one more time, in the yet-untitled “Deadpool 3” due out in November 2024.
“I will only be doing Deadpool for the next two years,” Reynolds said when asked what he could say about the next installment of the “Deadpool” franchise. “That’s it. Just this one movie.”
That’s shocking because fans have been eager to see Reynolds’ raunchy antihero mix it up with more Marvel characters ever since Disney acquired Fox properties in 2019, including the rights to use the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool in Marvel movies moving forward.
Reynolds’ third “Deadpool” film will finally see the character live out his dream of starring alongside Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
Despite retiring from playing the character after 2017’s “Logan,” Reynolds convinced Jackman to play the character once more in the threequel.
Reynolds said they pitched the story to Jackman a few days after the actor officially signed on for the sequel.
“I don’t take it for granted. I get to work with not one, but two of my closest friends, Sean Levy and Hugh Jackman, on that movie,” Reynolds said of the director, who also worked with Reynolds on “Free Guy,” and his good friend, Jackman.
“We are, quite literally, up to our necks right now in prep and still writing,” Reynolds added of where they are in the film’s development. “The writing process actually on ‘Deadpool’ movies doesn’t really end until they take the movie away from us, literally. They have to snatch the mic away from me in the edit room.”
Reynolds said production on the third “Deadpool” movie should start just before the summer of 2023. It’s currently set to be released on November 8, 2024.