Marvel Cinematic Universe Expands with the X-Men and Fantastic Four
The vast Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is about to get even more expansive with the integration of characters from X-Men and Fantastic Four, thanks to the merger between Disney and 20th Century Fox. This merger heralds the highly awaited return of Ryan Reynolds as the beloved antihero Deadpool and the unexpected comeback of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Jackman’s reprisal is particularly intriguing, given his previous commitment to hang up the claws after the 2017 film Logan. Yet, amidst this excitement, fans can’t help but wonder about the significance of Logan’s events in the forthcoming film.
Director Shawn Levy Addresses the Logan Concerns
In a recent interaction with BroBible, Deadpool 3 director, Shawn Levy, tackled these concerns head-on.
“I have always said that I can’t wait for Deadpool 3 to come out because all I want to do is give interviews alongside Ryan where we talk about our reverence for the movie Logan. Logan is canon. We love Logan. That happened. I want the world to know, as the producer and director, all of us share a deep love and respect for Logan, every aspect of how it’s crafted, and all the events that take place.”
What’s in Store for Fans in Deadpool 3?
As fans gear up for this next installment, Deadpool 3 promises an exciting blend of the franchise’s trademark violence and humor. But there’s a catch! The film is geared to offer much more emotion than ever before. Elaborating on this, Levy reveals:
“I’m gonna say this: f**kload more than you think. I’m so wary… but one thing Ryan and I were very really united in was wanting to make Deadpool 3 very much consistent and continuous with the franchise DNA, but to see where we could evolve in this third movie.”
The Rumor Mill: Cast Speculations and More
The world of entertainment is abuzz with whispers about possible star-studded cameos in Deadpool 3. Names like Jennifer Garner, Liev Schreiber, Ben Affleck, Halle Berry, and even the pop icon Taylor Swift are floating around. Levy, while keeping the cards close to his chest, did offer some perspective on these rumors:
“I love the proliferation of casting rumors on the internet, because I never have to say what’s real and what’s fantasy, so I’m just going to go with the very cliche ‘no comment’ on all things casting [with] Deadpool 3. I will say, we’re lucky on this one. There’s certainly — is this an answer? A lot of the internet rumors are completely false, but some of them aren’t.”
Deadpool 3 Release Date: A Waiting Game
While the film was initially marked for a release on May 3, 2024, unforeseen circumstances, including the actors’ strike, have thrown a spanner in the works. The production has faced an extended hiatus, leaving fans and movie buffs eagerly awaiting updates on the revised release date.
As the MCU ventures into new territories, integrating characters from other universes and dabbling with multiverse adventures, fans are on the edge of their seats. Deadpool 3, with its promises of thrill, laughter, and emotions, seems poised to be a significant chapter in the MCU saga. Only time will tell how these narratives intertwine and redefine superhero cinema.