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Deadpool 3 Writers Explain Disney-Fox Merger Main Reason Behind Movie Delay

Every day, it becomes more and more apparent that Deadpool 3 will not be released in cinemas for a minimum of two years, or possibly even three or four if we’re being practical. Marvel already has three movies in the works for 2023, with just one date remaining, which will most certainly go to Blade, slated to start production within only a few weeks. Here’s what writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick said about the delay in the Disney-Fox merger movie:

Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 3.
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.

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What Reese and Wernick said about Deadpool 3:

Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Deadpool writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

In an interview, writer Reese said it’s an incredible thrill to have the crew back together, as well as to include a new background in the MCU with new characters and villains. He also revealed that the merger of Fox and Disney was something he didn’t see coming and assured the fans that it was separate from his storytelling process.  “Deadpool is going to be Deadpool,” Wernick continued, prompting Reese to clarify that the studio will not attempt to make the tone of the forthcoming picture more family-friendly just because it’s Disney. When asked if the scriptwriters will start from scratch or use elements from a prior script penned by Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, Reese said, “We have an answer. But we’re really not supposed to divulge any plot details”.

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The cause behind the long delay of Deadpool 3:

Deadpool 3: Coming Soon.
Deadpool 3: Coming Soon.

Fans have now calculated that if a Deadpool film isn’t released until 2024, it will have been six years since the release of Deadpool 2. When asked why it’s taking so long to get the Deadpool 3 out, Rhett Reese explained that it’s because they’re working to make it the best film in the trilogy. “We want to make it great,” Reese said in a wide-ranging interview with The Playlist. “We’re in the laboratory working on it with Ryan Reynolds all the time, and we’re very much entertaining ourselves”. He continued, “So, hopefully, that translates and ultimately will entertain the world. But you know, it’s a marriage between Fox and Disney and it’s two different universes and it’s not easy. But it’s also a wonderful challenge and, you know, high-class problems to be able to merge those, those worlds. So, we’re, we’re enjoying it”.

Reese also addressed the fundamental issues with fitting the Deadpool movie within the joint Fox-Marvel Studios universe. “Obviously, it’s like, it’s two completely different regimes, right? So, it’s two different bureaucracies,” he said. “It was Fox, all these different people, and now it’s not those people anymore. It’s these [Disney] people and these people do things their way. And we were used to doing things our way, so there are differences, but I think the great part is that Marvel’s been incredibly supportive”.

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