Oscar-nominated director gives intriguing one-word answer to Deadpool 3 rumour
It might be time to start getting excited for this threequel...
Shawn Levy might just be the king of the family-friendly entertainment.
He has directed Just Married, Cheaper By The Dozen, the Night At The Museum trilogy, Date Night, Real Steel, and is also an executive producer of arguably Netflix's biggest hit series, Stranger Things.
For his latest movie, he's teaming up with Ryan Reynolds for the mega-budget action-comedy Free Guy, and the two hit it off so well that they've already begun on their next team-up, sci-fi action-adventure The Adam Project.
But because their relationship has hit the ground running so well, there is already talk that Levy and Reynolds are discussing another project... Deadpool 3.
Check out our full chat Levy right here:
Levy recently spoke to Inverse about Deadpool 3, telling them the following:
"I'm going to mostly skirt that question, which might be an answer. But 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. 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."
During our chat with Levy, he discusses how much he loved making "generational" movies that people of all ages can go to see, but one of the biggest appeals of the character of Deadpool is his potty mouth, and the allowance to be more adult-orientated.
There had been a concern that Deadpool might be watered down when Fox was bought by Disney, but Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige confirmed to Collider that the upcoming threequel would both be a part of the overall MCU, and remain aimed at adults.
So when we asked Levy if he would be interested in directing Deadpool 3, a movie that is potentially more violent and swear'y that his usual brand of movie, he gave an intriguing one word answer:
Free Guy is released in Irish cinemas on Friday, 13 August.
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