Kevin Feige confirms Deadpool 3 will be first R-rated MCU film

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2021

When Disney completed its acquisition of 20th Century Fox, putting the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four into the hands of Marvel, the general consensus among fans was that the characters would be rebooted for their introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the possible exception of Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool.

In a recent interview with Collider, when asked about the estimated runtimes for Marvel Studios' upcoming Disney+ shows, Marvel CCO Kevin Feige confirmed that each series will feature different episode counts and lengths.

"It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan's overseeing a script right now", Feige says. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor.

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld previously criticised Marvel for the delay in starting work on the highly-anticipated third movie and said a year ago that the character "didn't fit" into their universe. Even the violence has been pretty subdued even though some rather violent things were actually happening in some films. But what about Jessica Jones and Luke Cage?

Sisters Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux are working on the script and it is expected that the movie will film in 2022.

The first Deadpool movie arrived in 2016, and quickly became the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, making almost $782 million at the box office. As for Marvel's production timelines, Spider-Man 3, Eternals, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are now in post-production.

Marvel Studios has its hands full production-wise, as the team are in the midst of filming Thor 4 and Spider-Man 3, and this year will also begin filming Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2, and Captain Marvel 2. He also confirmed that Moon Knight as the two other MCU shows.

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