It’s being rumored that Ryan Reynolds pitched his Deadpool 3 idea to Marvel Studios.
It would be a take on Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe and would cement Deadpool’s arrival into the MCU, by him killing off Fox’s X-Men Universe.
At the moment, it remains only a rumor. However, it would certainly be an ingenious way to finally put a fork into Fox’s Marvel properties.
Marvel scooper Roger Wardell explained the following:
“Deadpool kills Fox’s Marvel Universe was one of the ideas pitched by Reynolds back in 2019. Michael Bay in talks to direct the movie.”
Presumably, Reynolds pitched Michael Bay as a directorial option, after having worked with him in Netflix’s 6 Underground. 6 Underground was also written by Deadpool writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe was a short comic arc released back in 2012. In the story, Deadpool is brain-washed after being committed to Ravencroft Asylum.
After escaping, he went on a murderous rampage and basically killed everyone. The Avengers, the X-Men, Venom, Doctor Doom.
Obviously, it would be quite a dark story to adapt. However, considering the circumstances surrounding the Marvel properties, there’s easily a way to make this into a lot of fun.
Disney acquired Fox’s Marvel properties back in 2019 and are set to reboot the X-Men and Fantastic Four into the MCU. Deadpool’s fourth-wall breaking and tongue-in-cheek humor could play a part in his reasoning for killing off Fox’s Marvel Universe.
An interesting way to wipe the slate clean, for sure.
People are still anxious to see whether Deadpool will continue with its R-rating. If this report is to be believed, fans can assume the high level of gore and violence will continue. At least, for one more installment of the franchise.
Source: Roger Wardell