‘Deadpool 3’ Writers Address Disney’s Restrictions on the Sequel
The Merc with a marc is set to finally make his long-awaited debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, yet, with the Walt Disney Companies’ firm commitment to family-friendly entertainment, many are worried about what that means for the character, as Deadpool 3 writers address Disney’s restrictions.
There are few characters in the world of comic book adaptations that have had as interesting a journey to the big screen as Deadpool.
Birthed as the passion project for Ryan Reynolds, it was a character that took almost a decade to truly bring to the forefront of the comic book film landscape; which paid off in a massive way, as he would quickly become one of the most successful films the industry could offer.
Deadpool is iconic and beloved, for his humor and over-the-top antics, he is a character that has earned a faithful following, and a fanbase truly committed to his film franchise and its success.
When the Walt Disney Company acquired the character in the massive Fox merger, many had their reservations about whether or not he would be forced to be toned down or scaled back, with the company’s commitment to family-friendly entertainment always remaining at its forefront.
In a recent interview with Den of Geek, Deadpool 3 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick addressed Disney’s restrictions, and whether or not the character would require a different approach.
Reese stated, ‘Don’t worry about that. THey’ve been very supportive with regard to that. Now when it comes to a particular joke, if we cross a line, maybe we’ll hear at some point, ‘Maybe not that joke.’
The writer continued, “But I think they’ve been incredibly supportive of what we’re doing because obviously, we were doing it separate from them for a long time, and I think they’ve seen the success and they’ve had their own even greater success.”
Reese concluded, “So hopefully it’ll be a marriage made in heaven. But we’ve definitely got their support, and that’s a great thing to feel.”
We cannot wait to see what Reese and Wernick are able to bring to life in this newest Deadpool installment, and it is nice to hear that Disney has allowed the duo to construct the movie they believe in.