David Leitch has yet to talk to Disney about a possible Deadpool 3. The director is currently out promoting Hobbs & Shaw, which hits theaters early next month. Leitch directed Deadpool 2 after Tim Miller directed the first installment and many fans of the Merc with a Mouth are hoping Leitch will return for a third adventure. But, Disney has a lot of things to sort out after the acquisition of the Fox properties and Deadpool just happens to be one of them.
While being interviewed on the red carpet for Hobbs & Shaw, David Leitch was asked about Deadpool 3. The Leitch-helmed sequel earned over $785 million globally and set up a lot of interesting twists for the future, so Marvel fans have been waiting for any sort of update in regard to the third installment. Leitch had this to say when asked about the status of the project.
"In everybody's world, everybody wants to make it. So, if I was ever approached to make Deadpool 3, my answer would be, 'Hell yes,' but I think there's a lot of things going on in the shake up with Fox and Disney and where that whole Marvel world after Endgame is gonna be. When the dust settles, let's hope that Deadpool lives. That's kind of ironic, right?"
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is about to reveal what the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4 is going to look like at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con. With that being said, he more than likely will not be talking about any of the recent Fox acquisitions, including the Deadpool franchise. We're still pretty far away from the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and others joining the MCU, but Feige is definitely looking to the future.
If Disney and Marvel Studios do decide to hit up David Leitch to direct Deadpool 3, he already has a bunch of ideas lined up and ready to pitch. "I have a lot of ideas but I'm keeping them close to my vest so, if they ever come and I'm grateful enough for them to call, I can share all my crazy ideas," says Leitch. The Merc with a Mouth joining the MCU is a pretty crazy thought and it probably isn't going to happen, but that doesn't mean he can't have his own movies, or appear with a new X-Men.
For the time being, David Leitch has his sights set on the release of Hobbs & Shaw. From the looks of things, the director has fit in pretty well with the Fast and Furious franchise. The summer box office has been a little sluggish and there's a lot of pressure on the spin-off to deliver for the late box office scramble. With Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson on board, the future is looking bright. The interview with David Leitch was originally conducted by Comic Book.