Deadpool 3 is currently in active development at Marvel Studios. Ryan Reynolds has officially confirmed the news. There has been a lot of speculation as to what will happen to the Merc with a Mouth under the Disney umbrella, but it seems that everything is working out smoothly, according to the actor behind the mask. While we're still unsure what the Deadpool franchise will look like under Disney, they're more than likely aiming to keep the R-rated fun of the first two installments.

Ryan Reynolds participated in an interview on Christmas Eve when he was asked about the status of Deadpool 3. Fans have been wondering about Reynolds and Marvel Studios ever since the actor posted a picture of himself at Marvel headquarters earlier this year. The actor has mostly been silent on the subject, but he apparently felt like being in the giving mood for the holidays. Reynolds had this to say when asked about Deadpool 3.

"Yeah we're working on it right now with the whole team... We're over at Marvel [Studios] now, which is like the big leagues all of a sudden. It's kinda crazy. So yeah, we're working on it."

One of the biggest questions about Deadpool 3 coming out under the Marvel Studios banner is whether or not it will have the same tone as the first two installments. Disney boss Bob Iger has confirmed several times that the studio plans on making R-rated material, but there are still a few questions about that too. The Disney+ streaming platform will not include R-rated material, which does not seem like a wise decision at all for the future of the new streaming service. though Disney does own Hulu, and all of their R-Rated backcatalogue seems to be going there, with the streamer launching movies like Bachelor Party and Pulp Fiction starting this January. Deadpool will more than likely find a streaming home on Hulu as well.

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But then there's the question of whether or not the Merc with a Mouth will be incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. While Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame pushed the envelope of the PG-13 rating, they are still very far from R-rated territory. Regardless, Marvel fans have waited a long time to see the Deadpool franchise thrown into the MCU mix and it's closer to happening now than ever before. Hopefully Reynolds and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige will have some more information for us in the near future.

Deadpool 3 is a no-brainer for Marvel Studios, as long as it's done right. The first two installments proved to be big winners at the box office and the third should be no different, especially after a bit of an extended break. With that being said, will Disney allow the Merc with a Mouth to be himself on the big screen? That is the major question and it's something that Marvel fans are going to be paying very close attention to once shooting begins. While we wait for more news, you can check out the interview with Ryan Reynolds below, thanks to the Gujju Bindass YouTube channel.

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