Original Deadpool director Tim Miller explains why Merc With a Mouth can exist in the MCU even though the character stars in an unrated movie.
Tim Miller, who directed the first dead Pool movie, believes the character can exist in the MCU even outside of an R-rated project because of Ryan Reynolds. Once the news broke that Disney was in the process of acquiring Fox, Marvel fans focused on what it could mean for the X-Men, including the Merc With a Mouth. Fast forward to 2021, and it has been confirmed that Wade Wilson will indeed join the blockbuster franchise with Deadpool 3 officially in preparation.
Unlike the X-Men and Fantastic Four which had to be completely rebooted, the transition for Deadpool has been a bit more complicated. The pot-mouth antihero is very popular and it would be such a waste not to take advantage of it. The redesign was still out of the question given that Ryan Reynolds is perfect for the role, just as Hugh Jackman was in Wolverine and Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man. Aside from playing the character, the actor was also the primary creative force behind the character and pocket of the Fox / X-Men universe he originally existed in. usual offers for families.
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Asked about this, Miller, who was supposed to come back and direct Deadpool 2 but not because of creative differences, argued that it was entirely possible for the Merc With a Mouth to thrive in the MCU. In an interview with Reverse about his work on Netflix Love, death + robots, the director said that as long as Reynolds plays the mutant, he’ll be essentially the same character people love.
I think Ryan Reynolds‘ take on the character and the way he embraces the particular type of madness – even if you said he won’t use four-letter words – would still be there. He’s still that character. You can remove the R-rated parts of it if you want to and it would still be Deadpool if Ryan did.
Marvel Studios has already confirmed that Deadpool 3, which will be produced by Marvel Studios, will be rated R. Plot details are still scarce at this time and there is still no director attached to helm the threequel, but as before, Reynolds still remains involved in the creative side of the project. Filming is not expected to begin until 2022 and no release date has been set, but expect more official information to be announced as production nears. Until now, Deadpool 3 is the only R-rated project in development for the MCU despite Blade, which can also benefit from the same note, also in the franchise register.
What’s curious now is how dead Pool will be dealt with once he inevitably joins the bigger MCU. Yes Deadpool 3 has a contained narrative, having an R rating won’t be a problem for the rest of the franchise. But once it appears in future ensemble projects such as a Avengers film, this is where Miller’s argument comes into play. As long as it’s Reynolds behind the character and maintains Wilson’s sensibilities, not being able to curse wouldn’t really affect how the anti-hero is viewed by audiences.
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