“I’m going to avoid specific comment on that, but I’ll just say I’m a mega fan of Deadpool and of Marvel movies in general,” Levy told our reporter Don Kaye. “And so that is certainly an enticing thought.”
Enticing indeed, but we shall have to wait and see if Levy will be as good a match for Marvel as he is for Reynolds: the director says the pair “eat and breathe” their movies but also value spending time with their respective families, so their work ethics mesh well.
“We hit it hard,” Levy says. “We shoot fast. We like to work efficiently. We like to make decisions quickly, which really helps when you’re as aligned with each other as Ryan and I are. And I also got lucky, because he knew going in that [his Free Guy role] was not Wade Wilson. This was a character that had an innocence and a wide-eyed optimism and was more like Buddy the Elf, or Tom Hanks in Big, than it was like Deadpool.”
Reynolds did have an update on Deadpool 3 for fans this week, saying that there’s a good chance the movie will shoot next year. “We’re really actively developing it and getting it into pretty good shape. What the hell month is it? August? Oh next year? [Chances are] probably pretty damn good. I’d say 70%.”
But we may not have to wait until Deadpool 3 is released to see Wade Wilson in action. Reynolds also seems open to popping up in a different MCU installment before his highly anticipated solo debut arrives.
“I think both [options] are pretty warranted. I think you’re always gonna zig when everybody’s expecting you to zag when it comes to that character. As long as Disney’s open to doing some pretty wildly divergent or having some wildly divergent uses of Deadpool, then I dig it, man. I think it’s all great.”