RUMOR: David Leitch To Return To Direct Deadpool 3?

With Disney acquiring most of 21st Century Fox in the next year or so, there are a lot of questions surrounding all the harder-edged R-rated material that the latter studio has been putting out. Will Disney continue to release those films under the already-established Fox brand, or will there be widespread slashes the likes of which we’ve never seen before? More importantly, what could it mean for franchises like Deadpool?

While Deadpool was quite the surprisingly well-performing little gem back in 2016, the equally as strong (and I’d argue stronger) Deadpool 2‘s similar success at the box-office proved that there was an audience willing to check out these more mature (read: immature) films en masse. With that in mind, as it stands, it sounds like follow-ups X-Force and Deadpool 3 are still moving forward, and we now have some potential news regarding the latter film.

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According to The GWW, David Leitch, director of Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2, is currently attached to helm Deadpool 3. As of right now, this is still just in the rumor stage of things, but it wouldn’t exactly be a big surprise. On the heels of Deadpool director Tim Miller’s departure, Leitch had big shoes to fill, but with his stuntwork experience, he was able to bring better action to the already-strong backbone of heart and laughter to the sequel.

Given how well Leitch did, you wouldn’t think the studio would be willing to part ways so soon, would you?

That being said, we’ll have to wait and see if a third Deadpool film is in the cards. Ryan Reynolds has said in the past that Deadpool is at his best when everything is stripped away from him and that you can only do that so many times before it gets too old. I imagine they’ll be developing this as much as they can, and if they come up with something, everyone will move forward with the next film.

What do you think of Leitch potentially returning for the third film? Let us know down below!

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