Reese and Wernick excitedly exclaim “Oh yeah!” when asked if they find anything to poke fun at in the MCU, just as they gently ribbed the X-Men, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, Reynolds’ disastrous stint in the DC world as the Green Lantern, and many other pop culture icons in the first two dead Pool movies. But Wernick also confidently declares, “Deadpool is going to be Deadpool,” when asked to write for the often raunchy, discolored character within the family confines of the Mouse House.
“Don’t worry about it,” adds Reese. “They have been very supportive in that regard. Now, when it comes to a particular joke, if we cross a line, we might at some point hear, “Maybe not that joke.” But I think they’ve been incredibly supportive of what we’re doing, because obviously we’ve been doing it separately for a long time, and I think they’ve seen success and they’ve had their own even bigger success . So I hope this will be a marriage made in heaven. But we definitely have their support, and that’s a good thing to feel.
Story and cast information for Dead Pool 3 remain a secret of course, and the writers also declined to say if they started their script from scratch or if they were using elements from an earlier project in Bob’s Burgers writers Wendy Molyneaux and Lizzie Molyneaux-Loeglin who was commissioned in 2020. “We have an answer,” Reese says, “But we’re really not supposed to release plot details.”
Reese, who says the pair work in a “secret vault under an ocean somewhere” on the Dead Pool 3 script, also laughs when asked if their recent collaboration with Hemsworth on spider head could lead to the actor pressing them for Thor to take on Wade Wilson. “Oh man, if he did, we definitely couldn’t talk about it,” Reese says. “[But] that would be super cool. “
At Reese and Wernick’s spider head premieres on Netflix on June 17. We’ll have more of our conversation with the pair about this film closer to its release.