When Marvel first acquired Fox, fans were concerned about the Deadpool franchise and how the R-rated character would fit into a Disney-friendly MCU. It was long after that actor Ryan Reynolds assured fans that The Merc With The Mouth was safe and that we’d continue to see films moving forward.
Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld doesn’t believe that’s the case. In fact, he has some strong words against the studio and Kevin Feige’s logic.
The first Deadpool films were amongst the highest-grossing superhero films for Fox, even topping the X-Men franchise films and Hugh Jackman’s Logan.
It would make sense for the House of Mouse to keep things as they were and continue the cash stream. However, Liefeld believes that simply isn’t true. In fact, he thinks there won’t be any new films in the franchise anytime soon. “People just need to chill out and realize that Deadpool 1 and 2 were released within two years of each other, 2016 and 2018, and I just can’t… I’m not really that crazy about Marvel’s plan right now,” he explained.
The American comic book creator goes on to criticise the announcement of Antman 3, and the fact that the profitable Deadpool franchise “twists in the wind”. “It’s the first time I go, ‘Hey Feige! Did you even have a plan? Your plan was Eternals and Shang-Chi? That was your plan? And Black Widow?” he continues in a new interview with Inverse. “You know what they have planned for Deadpool, right now? They got a goose egg. Zero. Zero. So enjoy the movies.”
Deadpool was always considered the sole survivor of the Fox/Marvel move. But it might not be the case. With Wade T. Wilson out of the loop for so long, would it be possible that the studio has other plans for the character and that maybe Reynolds won’t be involved? “Look, if they start making Deadpool today, it would come out in four years. I can’t be excited about that,” Liefeld explained.
Liefeld has never been one to shy away from his opinion on these matters, something that has gained him a lot of hate on Twitter. But is he right? Will Marvel pass on the chance for a Deadpool 3 movie in the MCU?