Deadpool director Shawn Levy teases new film’s violence will be “in your face and hardcore”
Deadpool 3 director Shawn Levy has every intention of maintaining the same level of carnage that fans have come to expect from the first two films in the Ryan Reynolds-led franchise. Levy gave Collider an update on the process of working with Reynolds and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick on the third Deadpool film, which will finally bring the foul-mouthed superhero into Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe and is set for release on November 8.2024.
New to the Levy franchise and follows Tim Miller, who directed the wildly successful 2016 original film and the helmer behind the 2018 sequel, David Leitch. “We’re writing Deadpool every day now. Rewriting, developing. Preparing,” Levy said. “Laughing every day is a blast. These scenes are delicious to listen to and write and watch. And the violence is in your face and hardcore, and it’s a very Deadpool movie.
”Having filmmaker Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in the mix, who recently directed Reynolds on the Free Guy and The Adam projects, adds to his excitement. Levy confirmed that the film is likely to start shooting sometime in May 2023 and that he and Reynold want the character to be as “raw, gritty, grounded” as ever. “I’m having so much fun and I haven’t even hit the shooting floor yet,” Levy said.
“I have to say that developing a Deadpool movie was one of the most fun creative experiences of my life. Because it’s just not rated R. It’s full of self-awareness and makes in-writing so much fun. In a way that’s unique to that franchise.” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously told The Hollywood Reporter that the third installment will likely expand on the two previous Deadpool films. “How did we do that with Civil War and Infinity War and Ragnarok?” Feige said. “It’s fun to be in the world of the Ryan Reynolds show. will be.”