As Marvel Studios forges deeper into its Phase 4 slate theres a growing interest in the studios future plans which are expected to include Fantastic Four the Thunderbolts potentially a Young Avengers project and of course Deadpool 3. In fact of all the upcoming films on the roster Ryan Reynolds threequel is the one fans have heard the most about. What they dont know is just when theyll actually get to see it.
Following 2016s Deadpool and 2018s Deadpool 2 the franchise was put on pause due to Disneys Fox acquisition leaving audiences to wonder if Merc with a Mouth would either be axed or changed to better suit the House of Mouse and the MCU.
While Disney and Marvel Studios as well as Deadpool 3s writers have calmed such fears assuring fans that theyre gonna let Deadpool be Deadpool and Free Guy and Stranger Things director Shawn Levy has signed on to direct theres still no word on when the cameras will begin rolling.
But now thanks to a new report it looks like Wade Wilsons MCU debut is making progress alongside a seasoned veteran of Marvel Studios.According to Discussing Film production preparation for Ryan Reynolds Deadpool 3 is underway with Avengers art director Raymond Chan serving as the threequels production designer.
Even though Deadpool 3 is Wade Wilsons first film within the MCU Raymond Chan has a long and acclaimed history with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition to working on Thor The Dark World Doctor Strange Avengers Infinity War and Avengers Endgame as a supervising art director he also received an award from the Art Directors Guild for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy.
Chan first assumed the responsibility of production designer on Avengers Endgame reshoots before continuing in the role for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for Disney.
News of Chans attachment to Reynolds third run as Merc with a Mouth is good news for Deadpool fans. Even though little information about the films progress has been revealed this report suggests that preproduction is up and running and the Deadpool threequel could be closer to filming than fans first realized.
Also given Chans extensive work within the MCU Deadpool 3 is in good hands. In addition to his experience all of the Marvel Studios hes worked on have been different from the others and both Infinity War and Endgame featured a variety of characters and locations from on Earth and within the galaxy.
Therefore it seems safe to say that Chan knows how to take whats original and distinct and meld that within the existing branches of the MCU and thats exactly what Deadpool 3 needs if its intended to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Exactly how that relationship will work or if Deadpool is going to be separate from the MCU remains to be seen. However further clarification on this topic as well as news of a release date is expected as preproduction continues and Marvel Studios looks to make future announcements at Septembers D23 Convention in Anaheim California.