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Ryan Reynolds Says There's A 'Pretty Damn Good' Chance Deadpool 3 Will Start Filming Next Year

Ryan Reynolds Says There's A 'Pretty Damn Good' Chance Deadpool 3 Will Start Filming Next Year

Ryan Reynolds - talking ahead of the release of new movie Free Guy - said that there's a decent chance we'll see Deadpool back soon

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Ryan Reynolds has confirmed that the third Deadpool film has a 'pretty damn good' chance of starting up production next year.

Obviously, the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed everything back down the line a bit, but Reynolds - speaking ahead of the release of his new movie Free Guy - said that he reckons it'll get going in 2022.

Reynolds played the eponymous Deadpool - otherwise known as Wade Wilson - in the first two instalments of the wildly-successful franchise, and - as such - must face a lot of questions about when he'll don the red suit of the 'Merc with a Mouth' next.

Answering a question about the likelihood of a third movie getting going next year, he told Collider: "The percentage chance? I don't know. I couldn't assign a percentage to that.

"I'd say it's 50/50 maybe? We're really actively developing it and getting it into pretty good shape."


However, after having another wee think about it, he added: "What the hell month is it? August? Oh next year? Probably pretty damn good. I'd say 70 percent."

Right, well that's something to look forward to then.

Reynolds, who said he has 'no sense of time' then offered some insight into the process behind the writing of the script for the next film, which is being conducted by Bob's Burgers writing team Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux.

He said: "It's something that is just a daily process. Writing is kind of like that, you've gotta allot time to do it and walk away, and I'm working with the Molyneuxs on it, it's been great,

"They're incredibly talented and so, so smart. They so understand that world and know how to zig when everyone's expecting a zag, so it's been a lot of fun."

He's previously said that Deadpool 3 will go in a 'completely different direction' to the other two films, which would explain the 'zig-versus-zag' analogy there.


Of that decision to keep fans on their toes, Reynolds explained: "Often, they reboot or change a character maybe like four movies too late."

In his latest flick, Reynolds plays the titular Guy, an ordinary bank employee who discovers - largely against his will, by the looks of things - that he's living in a video game that is controlled by a megalomaniac, played by Taika Waititi, who wants to destroy the world that he - and everyone else - lives in.

He told BBC News: "I think there's something really fun about exploring everything with new eyes, which is what this character gets to do, and filtering that through the prism of comedy and occasionally cynicism,

"I love playing a character who's stepping out from the background into this new person."

Free Guy is released in the UK on Friday 13 August.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, MCU, Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, US Entertainment, Marvel