Deadpool to officially join MCU, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirms

January 13 ------ Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool will soon be doing superhero landings alongside Spider-Man, Thor and the remaining Avengers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The foul-mouthed antihero’s third outing in the big screen will be set within the MCU, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed in an exclusive interview with Collider yesterday, Jan. 11.

While the first two “Deadpool” films under Fox were R-rated — as they should be — movies in the MCU have all been fairly safe for those under 18. Feige confirmed, however, that “Deadpool 3” will retain its R-rating, making it the very first MCU film to have one. While scriptwriting is already underway, Feige disclosed that filming will only begin as early as 2022.

“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,” Feige was quoted as saying. “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,” he added.

Reynolds has also confirmed the news to fans, in a Reynolds/Deadpool kind of way, of course. “Full disclosure: I showed them Spiderman 1 & 2 and told them it was Deadpool 1 & 2. #Deadpool3,” Reynolds joked on Twitter earlier today, Jan. 12.