Ryan Reynolds has spoken about the upcoming Deadpool 3, saying the third movie in the franchise goes in “a completely different direction” to its predecessors.
The actor played the titular anti-hero (also known as Wade Wilson) in the first two movies and has signed on for the third.
Reynolds has now spoken about how the pending Disney/Fox merger could affect Deadpool. The deal is expected to be completed before the film begins production but Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has previously said he expects the MCU to have access to the character and X-Men within the first six months of this year.
“Often, they reboot or change a character maybe like four movies too late,” Reynolds said of the writers’ decision to change direction.
The star is currently promoting Deadpool 2 in China, where the anti-hero seems picked up a new nickname – Little Jianjian. In English, that roughly translates to “Little Bitchy Bitch”, something which has amused Reynolds.
“I feel like my wife gave that to me first, but I guess China can get the credit,” he said. “It could have been something much weirder, like ‘Hunting Wolf Blood-Chucker’. I’ll take Little Bitchy Bitch any day – it’s the most fitting. In fact, Deadpool 3 should be called Deadpool 3: Little Bitchy Bitch.”
Last year, Reynolds spoke about wanting to explore Deadpool’s sexuality in a future film. In the comic book canon, the character has been known to sexually fluid: having propositioned every character from Spider-Man to Wolverine and Lady Death, herself.
“I certainly think that this universe needs to represent and reflect the world in very real ways,” Reynolds said. “The great thing about Deadpool is that we’re allowed to do things that other superhero movies don’t necessarily do. It’s something that I’d love to see more of.”