From the sound of things, this development is a piece of good news for Marvel Studios fans. However, it’s still unknown if or how Reynolds’ version of Deadpool will be smoothly integrated into the MCU franchise.
Deadline shared in a report that Marvel Studios is tapping Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin to write Deadpool 3, with Ryan Reynolds set to return as the fan-favorite superhero. Reynolds was reportedly involved in the hiring process of the sisters, indicating that he will have a heavy hand in the creative process of the third film.
Deadline also shared that Deadpool 3 will look to find a new director after the schedule of the previous film’s director, David Leich, is filled through 2021. In conjunction with that, the report mentioned that the “door is open” for Leitch to return to direct the film, but “given that he wasn’t part of the writer search,” it now seems “unlikely” for him to come back.
In a separate tweet, the official Twitter account of Deadpool posted an image of Bob Belcher from Bob’s Burgers along with the weapon of the outspoken hero. The image is a reference to the work of the Molyneux Sisters for Bob’s Burgers, seemingly confirming that the film is in active development under the sister duo.
— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) November 20, 2020
Wendy Molyneux shared her reaction to the news by retweeting the latest tweet of the Deadpool Twitter account with the caption, “A dream.” This essentially confirms her involvement with the superhero franchise.
The addition of Bob’s Burgers writing duo, the Molyneux Sisters, is a fitting one since it has the potential to elevate the humor of the much-anticipated threequel. It’s worth noting that the pair was nominated for Emmys for eight consecutive years, and they won one back in 2017. The Emmy-award winning duo combined with Reynolds’ vision seems to be a perfect fit, and this presents a win-win situation for Marvel Studios.