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Shawn Levy to direct 'Deadpool 3' starring Ryan Reynolds

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Deadpool is, no doubt, the Marvel superhero wildcard, with his foul mouth and brutal violence standing out from the family-friendly cast of colourful characters like Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel. 

With the original Deadpool and its sequel having both performed well in 2016 and 2018 respectively, the third film in the trilogy is due in the next year or so, with Shawn Levy having recently been named as the director.

Teaming up for the third time with lead star Ryan Reynolds, after working with him on Free Guy and The Adam Project, Levy is straying away from his family-friendly films to make a gory flick about the foul-mouthed mercenary. Co-written by Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin of Bob’s Burgers fame and Deadpool screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the third film in the trilogy will look to continue the balance of hilarious laughs and frenetic action. 

Quite how Deadpool 3 will work its way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’re not sure, as the iconic character will have to be toned down to fit into the PG-13 world of the superhero world. 

The latest trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness revealed that the universe of Marvel will be expanding, even more, introducing Professor X from the X-Men in some shape or form. Perhaps we’ll be seeing Deadpool, aka Wade Wilson, too. 

Reynolds revealed the news of the new director to fans on Twitter, exclaiming, “The third film in my Shawn Levy trilogy will be a tad more stabby”.