Ryan Reynolds confirms 'Deadpool 3' underway with Marvel Studios

The actor calls the new iteration "the big leagues."

December 27, 2019, 7:19 PM

"Deadpool" is working with Mickey.

One of the more anticipated elements of Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox earlier this year, at least for comic movie fans, is that the Disney-owned Marvel Studios, home of "Avengers: Endgame" and other films, would finally have access to Fox's slate of heroes and villains as seen in the "X-Men" movies.

And then of course, there's "Deadpool."

PHOTO: Ryan Reynolds, as Deadpool, in a scene from "Deadpool."
Ryan Reynolds, as Deadpool, in a scene from "Deadpool."

In a recent appearance on "Live with Kelly and Ryan," the alter-ego of the red-suited mercenary himself, Ryan Reynolds, confirmed that pre-production on "Deadpool 3" is underway.

"Yeah, we're working on it right now with the whole team," Reynolds said. "We're over at Marvel [Studios] now, which is like the big leagues all of a sudden. It's kinda crazy. So yeah, we're working on it."

It remains to be seen how the R-rated "Merc with a Mouth" will find a home in the PG-13 world of the MCU, but Disney CEO Bob Iger assured fans earlier in 2019 that they have no intention of taming the character -- who, until Joaquin Phoenix's Joker danced onto the scene, had earned the most money of any R-rated movie ever.

Reynolds currently can be seen in the Michael Bay action movie "6 Underground," on Netflix.

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