“Deadpool 3” Will Be First R-Rated Film in Marvel Cinematic Universe

It’s official: Deadpool 3 will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and yes, it will still be R-rated.

Ever since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, fans have speculated about the fate of the Deadpool film franchise, which had two successful films in 2016 and 2018. The merc-with-a-mouth films were R-rated, which wouldn’t normally fit with the MCU’s PG-13 image. But when speaking to Collider’s Steve Weintraub during a “WandaVision” press event, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige confirmed that there would be a third R-rated film.

“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now,” Feige said, “and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now… It will not be [filming] this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life.”

Sisters writing duo Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux are working on the Deadpool 3 script. Filming won’t begin this year, so we likely won’t see the film hit theaters until 2023 at the earliest. With the world-bending “WandaVision” beginning January 13, rumors about Spider-Man 3 possibly being a crossover of Spider-Man franchises, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premiering in 2022, it’s possible Deadpool’s inclusion in the series will involve some multiverse magic. This wouldn’t be out-of-the-ordinary for the MCU or for Deadpool’s signature meta narration.

Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther II, and Captain Marvel 2 would also all be released before Deadpool 3, so it’s hard to say exactly what will be happening in the MCU at that time.

Are you looking forward to a third Deadpool film? Let us know in the comments.

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Devon Rodgers
Devon Rodgers
12 days ago

Once upon a deadpool is the only one we will watch it’s the only one that doesn’t show nudity. It would be nice if you could keep it that way absolutely would love it, we love deadpool. Love Ryan good funny actor.

6 days ago
Reply to  Devon Rodgers

It will still be the only one you watch then as Deadpool 3 will be staying true to the Deadpool comics and will thankfully remain R-rated. If you are uncomfortable with nudity and other adult content then the Deadpool franchise really isn’t for you. A PG-13 Deadpool 3 would not be an accurate representation of the Deadpool comics. There’s been a tsunami of PG-13 movies for more than a decade now. Not everything needs to be family friendly. Don’t get me wrong, I like some PG-13 movies but I don’t want to watch family friendly movies all the time. There… Read more »

Sam Beckett
Sam Beckett
4 days ago

Dan, Disney should keep the superhero movies family friendly. Disney has dedicated itself to providing good action movies in the PG-13 rating zone. If their producers can’t create a Deadpool without excess violence, then they need to sell the rights to Warner Brothers.