Everything We Know About 'Deadpool 3' So Far After Ryan Reynolds Confirms New Movie

Ryan Reynolds gave Deadpool fans the ultimate Christmas gift when he appeared on Live With Kelly and Ryan on Friday. The actor confirmed that the highly anticipated third movie in the franchise is in the works.

"Yeah, yeah, we're working on [Deadpool 3] right now with the whole team," said Reynolds, who starred in the first two films. "We're over at Marvel now, which is like the big leagues all of a sudden. It's kinda crazy. So yeah, we're working on it."

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Reynolds didn't specify which members of the cast and crew are involved in the new feature, but it's likely being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first two Deadpool films. Both writers have long said a Deadpool 3 was likely to happen, with Reese telling Screen Rant in January 2019 a third movie would "take a backseat" to other Marvel productions in the works but would happen "at some point."

It's unclear if Deadpool 2 director David Leitch will take over the reins this time around, considering his production deal with Universal Pictures that was inked back in April. However, the director has previously shared his hopes for a third Deadpool.

Following Disney's acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox, which produced the first two Deadpool features with Marvel Entertainment, there were concerns about the film's future, along with several other Marvel-made movies that were absorbed by Disney during the Fox deal. Speaking to Uproxx, Leitch said he hadn't been in touch with Disney regarding a Deadpool 3 but was hoping to see the project come to life.

"It's not for my lack of trying. And I also want to give—I'm just giving everybody their time," Leitch said. "[He's] such a beloved character, and it's such a compelling world people want to go back. And I think they will find a way to do it. But I'm just being patient and let everybody take a breath and see how it works for them in the new Marvel Disney world. And, hopefully, I'll get the call. And that would be cool."

Deadpool's original director, Tim Miller, exited after the first film, reportedly because of creative differences with Reynolds.

Reynolds, 43, has campaigned for a Deadpool 3 since the second film premiered in 2018. While promoting Deadpool 2 on the British talk show Lorraine, he said he already had a suit for a third film and had started begging Hugh Jackman to reprise his Wolverine character for it.

"I badger Hugh Jackman weekly to put the claws back on," Reynolds joked.

Everything We Know About 'Deadpool 3' So Far
Ryan Reynolds attends the "Deadpool 2" Tokyo premiere on May 29, 2018. He has confirmed that a "Deadpool 3" is in the works at Marvel Studios. Jun Sato/WireImage/Getty Images