As Marvel Studios progresses into Phase 4, there is increased curiosity in the studio’s future plans, which are believed to include Fantastic Four, Thunderbolts, maybe a Young Avengers movie, and, of course, Deadpool 3. In fact, of all the forthcoming films on the schedule, Ryan Reynolds’ threequel has received the most attention. What they don’t know is when they’ll be able to view it.
Following the release of Deadpool in 2016 and Deadpool 2 in 2018, the series was placed on hold due to Disney’s purchase of Fox, prompting fans to speculate whether the Merc with a Mouth will be eliminated or modified to better fit the House of Mouse and the MCU.
Disney and Marvel Studios, as well as Deadpool 3’s writers, have all assuaged fans’ concerns by promising to “let Deadpool remain Deadpool,” while Free Guy and Stranger Things filmmaker Shawn Levy has agreed to helm. Even with those improvements, there’s no news on when the cameras will start rolling.
However, according to a recent source, Wade Wilson’s MCU debut is progressing alongside a seasoned Marvel Studios veteran.
Designer for Deadpool 3 and Avengers: Endgame
According to Discussing Film, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3 is now in production, with Avengers art director Raymond Chan working as the threequel’s production designer.
Despite the fact that Deadpool 3 is Wade Wilson’s first MCU film, Raymond Chan has a long and illustrious history with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He got an Art Directors Guild award for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy, in addition to acting as a supervising art director on Thor: The Dark World, Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
Chan originally worked as a production designer on Avengers: Endgame reshoots before moving on to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for Disney+.
Is There More Deadpool 3 News on the Way?
The addition of Chan to Reynolds’ third stint as the Merc with a Mouth is exciting news for Deadpool fans. Despite the fact that little information about the film’s development has been published, this story implies that pre-production is underway and that the Deadpool threequel may be closer to shooting than fans first thought.
Furthermore, considering Chan’s considerable involvement in the MCU, Deadpool 3 is in capable hands. In addition to his expertise, each Marvel Studios project he’s worked on has been unique, and both Infinity War and Endgame included a diverse cast of people and settings from Earth and around the cosmos.
As a result, it seems reasonable to assume that Chan understands how to take what’s unique and different and blend it into the current branches of the MCU; and that’s precisely what Deadpool 3 needs if it’s to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It’s unclear how that connection would function, or if Deadpool will exist independently of the MCU. However, further information on this subject, as well as a release date, is anticipated as pre-production proceeds and Marvel Studios prepares to make additional announcements at the D23 Convention in Anaheim, California, in September.