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Shawn Levy to Direct ‘Deadpool 3’ Starring Ryan Reynolds

Director Shawn Levy has been roped in to direct the Marvel film Deadpool 3. Starring Ryan Reynolds as the wise-cracking superhero, the movie marks the third installment in the Deadpool series.


The upcoming film will be the third collaboration between Levy and Reynolds. The actor-director duo have previously collaborated on the comedy Free Guy and the science-fiction film The Adam Project.

Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter to confirm the news by posting an image of all his characters from his films with Levy,  appearing side-by-side.

The first Deadpool film was directed by Tim Miller, while the sequel was helmed by David Leitch.

Aside from Reynolds, details regarding other cast members have not been confirmed for the time being.

Deadpool 3 will be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who have also penned scripts for the other two films in the franchise. Earlier, Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux, who wrote the Emmy-award-winning series Bob’s Burgers, were roped in to work on the script. However, Wernick and Reese were ultimately called back to write the story for the movie.


This will be the first Deadpool movie to be released following 20th Century Fox’s acquisition by Disney. 20th Century Fox had released the earlier Deadpool films and other movies from the X-Men series. The first film, which was released in 2016, raked in $783 million worldwide, while its sequel brought in $785.8 million.

The news comes in at a time when Disney, which is known for being family-friendly, assured audiences that Deadpool will retain its adult and R-rated content.

The makers are yet to announce a release date for the project.

Ryan Reynolds was last seen in the Netflix film The Adam Project alongside Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, and Zoe Saldana. The actor is currently working on an upcoming Christmas-themed musical film called Spirited, along with Will Ferrell. Known for being a revisionist take on the classic A Christmas Carol, the movie has been picked by Apple TV+.