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“It’s a waste of time and money”: Marvel Fans Concerned For Ryan Reynolds’ $1.5 Billion Worth Deadpool Franchise

"It's a waste of time and money": Marvel Fans Concerned For Ryan Reynolds' $1.5 Billion Worth Deadpool Franchise

Deadpool fans were ecstatic when it was announced that their foul-mouthed hero would be joining the MCU. However, that enthusiasm has reduced quite a bit in the wake of the various scandals Marvel has inevitably found itself in. First is the box office debacle of Ant-Man 3, which many consider being the manifestation of everything wrong with Phase 4. Then there are the abuse allegations against Kang actor Jonathan Majors, which has put his Marvel career and the studios’ plans in doubt.

In the end, there’s also speculation surrounding Victoria Alonso, the former VFX and post-production boss’ unexpected firing. If that wasn’t enough, the revolving door of writers entering and exiting projects has made fans worry about how the next films will turn out. The latest addition to this mess is Deadpool 3 and fans aren’t here for it anymore.

New Writer Joins MCU’s Deadpool 3 

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool

Deadline reported that Ryan Reynolds and Marvel Studios have brought in writer Zeb Wells on Deadpool 3. He will be joining Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese to pen the script of the movie. Wells has won an Emmy for Robot Chicken and has worked as a comic book writer for notable characters like the X-Men and Spider-Man. So he isn’t a newcomer to the world of Marvel. But that’s not all. He served as co-writer on She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Disney+ series, where he wrote episode 7 of the show, titled The Retreat.

Apart from this he is also involved with The Marvels film and will go on to serve as the Marvel Zombies series’ head writer. This has alarmed Marvel fans who think that Wells’ involvement will spell doom for the Deadpool franchise. After all, the She-Hulk show was widely panned for its VFX and writing. As for The Marvels, that film has already been delayed several times, with fans widely speculating that it’s because the movie is undergoing reshoots to fix plot and writing issues.

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Zeb Wells
Zeb Wells

Recently, it was also announced that Marvel Studios is bringing in a new writer, Josh Friedman, to pen the script of their Fantastic Four film after the previous writers were fired. It sparked widespread rumors about the studio not knowing in which direction to take its characters. Deadpool fans think their favorite franchise will meet the same fate and that the third movie in the trilogy will be a mess thanks to the She-Hulk writer coming on board.

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Fans Slam Marvel Studios For Hiring New Deadpool 3 Writer 


Deadpool and Marvel’s fans are disappointed with the studio for not paying attention to fan concerns about tightening up the quality of their movies. Ant-Man 3 not even cracking $500 million at the global box office even though it was the first film of Phase 5 was a shameful moment. People who worshipped Marvel films are now bidding goodbye to the franchise due to the lack of care put into their projects.

The latest trend of Marvel bringing in one writer after the other to fix their projects has made many wary of what’s coming. This shakeup happening to Deadpool 3 have many worried because, in the eyes of Deadpool franchise fanatics, it’s a near-perfect duology till now.

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Here’s what the fans are saying:

While many are skeptical about Zeb Wells due to his association with the She-Hulk show, those worries might be unfounded. After all, episode 7 is one of the highest-rated episodes of the show and is seen positively by the fanbase. Also, his Emmy award for Robot Chicken, a stop-motion animated series that was full of quirky humor and pop-culture references makes him the right person to write Deadpool 3. It remains to be seen if Wells can prove fans wrong and write a great script for the highly anticipated film.

Deadpool 3 will be released on November 8, 2024.

Source: Deadline

Written by Ishita Chatterjee

A literature graduate who loves sharing her views on everything pop-culture and entertainment. Ishita especially loves dreaming about superheroes and comic books when she isn't day dreaming about them everyday either way.