Deadpool 2 is a little over two weeks away from releasing in theaters. Avengers: Infinity War may be what is currently dominating moviegoers’ minds everywhere, but the current Hollywood comicbook film train does not stop for anyone. Entertainment Weekly has just released an interview with Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds. Deadpool 2 looks like it is shaping up to be another hit among fans of the character, but this does not necessarily mean that the merc with a mouth will finish a solo trilogy. This all comes from Reynolds himself even though he does offer other options for the character’s future.
One should not prematurely take Reynolds’ words with concern. He clearly has a passion for playing the character and is only interested in what is best for his narrative. Make sure to hear out his entire response when questioned on a third Deadpool film:
I don’t know that there would be a Deadpool 3. I really don’t. I feel like the character, in order for him to function properly within his own universe, you need to take everything away from him. I don’t think that you can keep doing that. I do see him as being a part of X-Force, obviously. I would love to see him in a team-up sort of thing, like a mano a mano or a great female character from the X-Men universe. I just think if you’re going to do another Deadpool solo film, you’ve got to really, like, get that budget down to nothing and just swing for the fences, and break all kinds of weird barriers, and do stuff that no one else can do.
Reynolds clearly does not rule out the possibility of a third film. However, he does seem unsure of what solo adventure Deadpool can go on after the upcoming sequel. Of course, he cannot further elaborate without giving away spoilers. What we do know from official promotion is that a version of the favored X-Force team from Marvel comics will make a cinematic debut in Deadpool 2. 20th Century Fox has also confirmed that Drew Goddard is currently writing an X-Force film that he will also direct. One might recognize his name from his work on Cabin in the Woods and for being titled as the main creator of Marvel/Netflix’s Daredevil. Reynolds will star in X-Force, but as to which other characters from Deadpool 2 will be joining him is unknown.
Reynolds did also give some final thoughts on his vision for Deadpool’s future in comicbook-saturated Holywood. “Why do they all have to be big comicbook movies? It could be anything”, he proclaimed. One could understand his comments when studios often show the urgency to make the next popular superhero hit. Logan proved to be a hit by taking its character on a small intimate journey. Could Deadpool do the same if there was a third film? If this proves to be the case in Fox’s imminent plans, Reynolds wants to make one thing clear. “I do think that we could go to a lot of very unexpected places”. Do you see Deadpool getting the trilogy treatment by Fox? Let us know in the comments below or on social media and make sure to watch Deadpool 2 in theaters on May 18th!