‘Deadpool 3’ Will Be Rated-R And Set In The MCU, Kevin Feige Confirms

It’s taken longer than fans would’ve liked, but Deadpool 3 is definitely happening at Marvel Studios. Writers have been hired, Ryan Reynolds is good to go, and two of the questions that linger are whether it will retain the R-rated humor that has become its trademark, and will it actually be set within the MCU? Well, now we know the answer.

Collider caught up with Kevin Feige and basically, he answered everything. Yes it’s happening, yes it’ll be rated-R, and yep, it’ll be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and not some offshoot where remnants of Fox’s X-Men universe go…

“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now… It will not be [filming] this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life.”

This is everything fans of the character have been hoping for. There was some fear the suits at Disney would want to tone Deadpool down for the PG-13 audience, fears stoked by the re-release of Deadpool 2 with a less edgy cut.

So Deadpool 3 whenever it’s ready will be the first Marvel Studios movie to have an R-rating. It’s not every actor who can get something like that done, and it speaks to the power Ryan Reynolds commands that he could.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.