With the much-anticipated sequel coming this month, Deadpool 2 seems to be intent on taking the world by storm once again. However, it seems like this may be the last time it does so, with the character by himself. In a new interview, Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds talked about how there may not be a third solo film for him after joining X-Force.
While speaking with EntertainmentWeekly, Reynolds was asked about the possibility of a Deadpool 3, here’s his response:
“I don’t know that there would be a Deadpool 3. I really don’t, 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.”
“Why do they all have to be big comic book movies? It could be anything. Deadpool could be a Sundance film.” Something like Call Me By Your Name? “I wouldn’t suggest for a second that our writing would be at that level, but I do think that we could go to a lot of very unexpected places,” says Reynolds. “I do think that we could go to a lot of very unexpected places. I’ll just put it that way, but I would love that.”
The film could also be something that ends the Deadpool character similarly to Logan, with their own unique spin on it. There’s a lot they can do here, and we’re not even taking in account of the Fox/Disney deal that could change everything. My prediction is that X-Force will continue as a franchise past the first film, continuing the story for Deadpool & co.
I’m sure things will get complicated post the Fox deal but if all goes well, one could assume Reynold will continue playing the character as long as he can.
Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18, 2018.