Ryan Reynolds has confirmed “Deadpool 3” is coming, and will now be in the hands of Marvel Studios. Appearing on a holiday edition of “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” the actor told hosts that his superhero is returning with another sequel in the blockbuster franchise.
Deadpool was one of the few characters owned outright by a studio other than Disney, but came home to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and his team in Disney’s $71.3 billion Fox acquisition in March. Reynolds, who stars as the titular mercenary with lewd jokes and impressive regenerating capabilities, developed the first two films with Fox film leadership.
“Deadpool” and “Deadpool 2” have earned an impressive $1.5 billion worldwide combined. Budgets were a reported $58 million and $110 million, respectively, before marketing costs. The film also represented an encouraging stretch of Marvel’s core intellectual property, earning top dollar with an R rating. However, the cast has confirmed their involvement yet. Production hasn’t started yet, so a trailer won’t be available for some time.