Just announce it already.
Shawn Levy is directing “Deadpool 3” over at Disney.
Levy and Ryan Reynolds are new besties; their new film “Free Guy” – pumped into theaters this week by the house of mouse – is getting good reviews. Like a hoot.
Levy, also known for producing Netflix mega-hit “Stranger Things” and directing fare like “The Pink Panther” starring Steve Martin and “Just Married”, essentially confirmed his involvement in the threequel in a new chat with Inverse.
“I’m going to mostly skirt that question, which might be an answer,” he said. “I’ll answer the last part of it, which is: I’m a fan. I’m a fan of Deadpool, like a massive fan. And I’m a fan of the Marvel Universe and the way in which increasingly, individual filmmakers of real note can make and express with their own voice and vision through that franchise behemoth, whether it’s what Taika did with Ragnarok, what Eternals is going to be, what James Gunn did with Guardians.”
“These are real films that also happen to be Marvel movies,” Levy continued. “So, for the right title – because I only raised my hand on stuff where I know what to do with that, and there’s a few where I feel I know what to do with that. So we’ll see.”
Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin are working on the “Deadpool 3” screenplay.
Meanwhile, Levy mentioned the possibility of a sequel to his popular “Real Steel” while speaking to the aforesaid outlet.
Netflix subscribers are going batshit for the film, he said, and it’s got the studio keen on another robot-punching movie starring Hugh Jackman.
“It became one of their top trending and most viewed titles,” Levy tells the pub, “which led to Hugh and I talking again.”
And there’s a new promo for his “Stranger Things” out there – coming next year, the ad says.