After wondering what would become of Deadpool after Disney bought 20th Century Fox, it seems like the Merc With A Mouth is coming to the MCU.

One of the big questions that came out of Disney becoming the owners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is where exactly would Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool fit in this new paradigm. It was a genuinely something to ponder over as Deadpool is a big-money property in his own right yet his R-rated vulgarity doesn’t quite fit Marvel’s (and Disney’s) family-friendly aesthetic.

But it seems like there may be a way forward for both Deadpool and the MCU because it sounds like the Merc With A Mouth will indeed join the Disney/Marvel family and there won’t be any muzzling of the character’s vulgarity.

Chatting to Collider about the comic book behemoth’s future projects, Marvel boss Kevin Feige says that when (not if) Deadpool 3 happens, it’ll be properly integrated to the established universe rather than being its own thing. Furthermore, the character will be keeping his R-rating, which should ease the minds of those worried about whether Deadpool will be censored by Disney.

“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now… It will not be [filming] this year,” says Feige. “Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun.”

“Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life.”

It is reported that sisters Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux are working on the script with Reynolds overseeing the project. However, don’t expect filming on a hypothetical Deadpool 3 to begin until 2022 at the earliest, meaning we shouldn’t expect the film to be released until around 2023 or 2024.

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