Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick Talk X-Force and Deadpool 3
Disney’s acquisition of Fox is almost be a done deal, but Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are still thinking about the Deadpool universe. The screenwriters behind both Deadpool films are currently making the rounds to promote their YouTube Premium series, Wayne. They also briefly discussed their time on Deadpool during a recent interview with ScreenRant. Though it hasn’t been officially greenlit, the pair remain optimistic that Deadpool 3 will happen, but not before Drew Goddard’s X-Force film.
Reese indicated that they intend to follow a pattern similar to Marvel Studios’ Iron Man films. “According to the chronology that we’ve established, X-Force will be next, before Deadpool 3,” said Reese. “It’s a bit of the ‘Iron Man 1, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3’ model, in that sense. X-Force isn’t being written by us. It’s being written and directed by Drew Goddard, or at least that’s the plan right now. We’re not involved with that one. We do anticipate there will be a Deadpool 3 at some point, but it’s just a little premature, because it will definitely take a backseat to X-Force for the time being.”
Goddard signed on to write and direct the X-Force film in late 2017. Aside from the group’s tragically brief appearance in Deadpool 2, there haven’t been many new developments on the spinoff since then. Many assumed this was because Marvel Studios would be taking command of the franchise once Disney absorbs Fox’s Marvel properties. Apparently, Goddard is also still eager to helm a Sinister Six movie for Sony.
Wernick added that Ryan Reynolds remains involved in the creative process for any future films starring his character. “We’re constantly in touch with Ryan, and we’re always throwing ideas back and forth via text and phone conversations. So, it’s always at the front of our minds. We’ll get there when the time is right, but as of right now, X-Force is next up.”
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