Ryan Reynolds has confirmed that Deadpool 3 is happening for real. Speaking at the Chinese premiere of Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds confirmed that, despite the impending Disney acquisition of Fox, development of Deadpool 3 is still on its path for a threequel. Adding further excitement to the antihero movie, Reynolds said that with the third film they plan to go in a “completely different direction,” citing that long-running film characters “reboot or change a character maybe like four movies too late.”
"(They are) looking to go in a completely different direction" with the third installment," Reynolds told Variety.
"Often, they reboot or change a character maybe like four movies too late," he added.
Deadpool 2 premiered in May of 2018, and became the second highest grossing R-rated film with $743.8 million worldwide. Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 finds Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as the Merc with a Mouth alongside Zazie Beetz as the luck-manipulating mutant Domino and Josh Brolin as Cable, the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops.
Ryan is currently in China promoting the film, a re-cut PG-13 version of the 2018 film will hit Chinese screens this Friday. This was the first time the franchise has passed the country's stringent censorship rules.