Ryan Reynolds has revealed that he doesn’t think there will be a Deadpool 3.
The Deadpool actor and producer was speaking at a promotional event for Deadpool 2 in Seoul, South Korea when he was asked about a potential third installment.
“It’s an odd thing to say, but I don’t think there will be a Deadpool 3,” he said. “I think going forward, it would be an X-Force movie, which would be his team, so to speak.”
“X-Force is much different than, say, Avengers or something,” he continued. “X-Force is generally made up of people who are very morally flexible, they’re the guys who do the work the X-Men wouldn’t, or couldn’t, do. So you’re dealing with this sort of rag-tag group of men and women who, you know, don’t have the strong moral compass that, say, the Avengers do, or X-Men.”
Speaking in a separate interview with Entertainment Weekly, Reynolds further explained his reasoning. “I feel like the character, in order for him to function properly within his own universe, you need to take everything away from him.
“I don’t think that you can keep doing that. I do see him as being a part of X-Force, obviously. I would love to see him in a team-up sort of thing, like a mano a mano or a great female character from the X-Men universe. I just think if you’re going to do another Deadpool solo film, you’ve got to really, like, get that budget down to nothing and just swing for the fences, and break all kinds of weird barriers, and do stuff that no one else can do.”
Deadpool 2 is set to be released on May 18. The sequel will see the introduction of new characters Cable, Domino, and Black Tom Cassidy as well as Shatterstar.