If you’ve been paying attention to recent news regarding Deadpool, then you know the character’s creator — Rob Liefeld — has been shootin’ his mouth off.
Apparently suffering from quarantine brain, Liefeld went on something of a rant earlier this week, claiming that Marvel Studios currently has no plans for Deadpool 3.
“I blame Marvel… blame Marvel that that hasn’t happened yet,” Liefeld said about why there’s no progress on a third film. “They are the reason it isn’t happening. … If Ryan isn’t making Deadpool 3 right now, that’s because Marvel hasn’t allowed it to be yet and that’s all I’m saying.”
Liefeld isn’t necessarily known for his salient takes, though, as he caught heat earlier this year for his asinine claim that Birds of Prey didn’t perform at the box office because they didn’t sex her up enough.
Look, Marvel Studios is a lot of things, but stupid is not one of them: the Deadpool franchise is an ace-in-the-hole and Ryan Reynolds is one of the biggest movie stars in the world. There’s simply no way that they’ve just decided to shelve one of the most popular current superhero franchises. Sure, it may not be filming this summer, but I just can’t picture a universe where Marvel tells Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool to piss off, especially considering that the pair have already met and discussed the future of the franchise.
Knowing Marvel, plans for Deadpool 3 are likely in the works somewhere, and according to recent rumors, said third film in the franchise is set to feature Typhoid Mary and Madcap.
According to sources close to WGTC – the same ones who told us Ahsoka Tano will be in The Mandalorian season 2 and Now You See Me 3 is in the works, both of which were correct – a pair of fan-favorite antagonists will be joining forces. These are reportedly Typhoid Mary and Madcap, who have both repeatedly tangled with Deadpool in his comics. [via We Got This Covered]
While there’s no indication of when Deadpool joins the MCU, I’d be legitimately shocked if it didn’t happen in Phase 5 when the franchise introduces the likes of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.
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