‘Deadpool 3’ Writers Promised an R-Rating, As Ryan Renolds Teases Marvel Meeting

There are still a lot of questions surrounding Deadpool’s (Ryan Reynolds) introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but at least now we know that Deadpool 3 will have an R-rating. Marvel president Kevin Feige and the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, recently revealed that they will happily get behind an R-rated project for Reynolds’ character, which puts the kibosh on the rumors that the franchise would be PG-13 moving forward. But will Deadpool 3 be the first R-rated movie in Marvel’s lineup?

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‘Deadpool 3’ gets an R-rating

Feige and Iger recently revealed that they have no plans to change anything about the Deadpool franchise, including its mature content.

The two did not reveal when we will get another Deadpool movie, but it is great to know that it will happen sooner or later.

According to We Got This Covered, Reynolds will likely reprise the role in a post-credits scene in another film in the MCU before he gets a solo project. There is no telling when that will happen, but it probably won’t until 2021 at the earliest.

As far as casting for the new project goes, there are rumors that Zazie Beetz will return as Domino, as will Josh Brolin, who has reportedly talked with Marvel about playing Cable instead of Thanos in future movies.

With Thanos dying in Avengers: Endgame, it would be nice to see Brolin extend his time as a different character. While it is great to hear that Deadpool 3 will get an R-rating, it might not be the first of its kind in the MCU. There are reports that Blade, starring Mahershala Ali, will also be rated for mature audiences.

Blade is expected to be released well before Deadpool 3, which would potentially make it the first R-rated movie in the MCU. Marvel, of course, has not confirmed any of these rumors.

Reynolds meets with Marvel

While we wait for information to surface, Reynolds recently took to social media and teased that he is in talks about bringing Deadpool to the MCU. The actor shared a photo of himself posing in front of a Marvel Studios sign and added a cheeky caption to boot.

Reynolds did not elaborate on his meeting with the studio, but the fact that they are in talks means that Deadpool 3 is on the way.

Exactly when that happens, of course, is anyone’s guess. Marvel has a bunch of projects already lined up for Phase 4, which means we probably won’t see Reynolds in action until Phase 5 – at least when it comes to a solo project.

The next movie in Marvel’s lineup is Black Widow, which is set to open in theaters in May.

The studio is also working on releasing The Eternals in November of 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in February of 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in May of 2021, Spider-Man 3 in July of 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder in November of 2021, and Black Panther 2 in May of 2022.

Marvel has a few television projects on the way as well, including The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (2020), WandaVision (2021), Loki (2021), What If? (2021), and Hawkeye (2021). Ms. MarvelMoon Knight, and She-Hulk are in the works but have not received premiere dates.

Marvel expands the MCU

The Deadpool news comes after Marvel made some big moves this year acquiring new characters. The studio bought the Deadpool franchise from Fox in a deal that also included the X-Men.

We still do not know how Deadpool will fit inside the larger scope of the MCU, but we cannot wait to see him interact with some of our other favorite superheroes.

Aside from the Deadpool and X-Men acquisitions, Marvel also came to terms with Sony on a new deal to keep Spider-Man in the MCU.

The agreement allows Marvel to produce one more Spider-Man movie and feature the character in a future project (presumably the next ensemble film). We don’t know where Deadpool will pop up first, but teaming him up with Spider-Man wouldn’t be a bad decision.