Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the duo behind the previous “Deadpool” movies at 20th Century Studios, want to reassure fans the third won’t pull any punches.
Both scribes are working on a third entry for director Shawn Levy (“Free Guy”), with the project marking the first to be made under the ownership of Disney. Speaking with THR, Wernick says “Deadpool is gonna be Deadpool” whilst Reese explains there are no plans to make the tone more family-friendly:
“They’ve been very supportive with regard to that. Now when it comes to a particular joke, if we cross a line, maybe we’ll hear at some point, ‘Maybe not that joke.’ But I think they’ve been incredibly supportive of what we’re doing, because obviously we were doing it separate from them for a long time, and I think they’ve seen the success and they’ve had their own even greater success. So hopefully it’ll be a marriage made in heaven. But we’ve definitely got their support, and that’s a great thing to feel.”
Reese also says that “we’re absolutely finding the serendipity and the gold” in terms of now being set up at Disney, but won’t go into any story details. The pair penned the upcoming Chris Hemsworth-led thriller “Spiderhead” which hits Netflix this month.