Marvel Targets Shawn Levy to Direct ‘Deadpool 3’
Ryan Reynolds is most definitely a very happy man today as Marvel has officially targeted Shawn Levy to direct Deadpool 3!
There are few characters who inspire the kind of adoration from fans as Ryan Reynolds Deadpool; a character that has as passionate a fanbase as any comic book adapted character.
The Merc with a Mouth has been the star of two incredibly successful films and has found his niche as one of Marvel’s most successful adaptations, despite his rather raunchy nature.
Rooted in Fox’s Marvel Universe, the character was closely connected with the X-Men characters of that universe and was acquired by Marvel Studios in the Fox acquisition that brought many Marvel characters back home.
With the Rated R style of the character, there were many questions as to how it would work, or if Deadpool had a future at the family-oriented, Disney owned, Marvel Studios; all corners that were swiftly put to bed as Kevin Fiege, Ryan Reynolds, and other affirmed the character would get a third film.
It appears as though that film now has a director, as Marvel intends to land Shawn Levy to direct the upcoming Deadpool 3.
First reported by The Hollywood Reporter, it appears as though Levy will be joined by writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who both worked to bring to life the first two Deadpool films.
Although the report affirms that Levy and MArvel Studios are yet to have an official contract in place, the two are working towards a deal; with the Free Guy and The Adam Project director’s relationship with Reynolds being well documented, that should only be a formality.
The Hollywood Reporter noted, “The director is in negotiations to team up with star Ryan Reynolds for the Marvel property, after previously collaborating on 20th Century’s pandemic-era hit Free Guy, and the just-released sci-fi adventure movie The Adam Project on Netflix.
Levy would be a tremendous choice to direct the upcoming film, as he has gotten fantastic work out of the incredibly talented Reynolds; and that should only continue with the pairs work on the Deadpool franchise.