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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Oh, Deadpool. This is a character that, a few years ago, was pretty much considered a fairly unbankable risk. He was a superhero, and superheroes largely existed in a PG-13 capacity on the big screen. Would a foul-mouthed, R-rated comic book character actually succeed on the big screen? A few years later, here we are, just a couple weeks from the release of Deadpool 2, a hotly-anticipated sequel to the original.

But what is the future of Deadpool? Is it inevitable that we’ll just keep pumping out those sequels? Is a Deadpool 3 on the way? Interestingly enough, actor and producer Ryan Reynolds isn’t so sure if the number 3 is actually something they see in the character’s future, as he revealed to EW.

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“I don’t know that there would be a Deadpool 3. I really don’t. I feel like the character, in order for him to function properly within his own universe, you need to take everything away from him. I don’t think that you can keep doing that. I do see him as being a part of X-Force, obviously. I would love to see him in a team-up sort of thing, like a mano a mano or a great female character from the X-Men universe. I just think if you’re going to do another Deadpool solo film, you’ve got to really, like, get that budget down to nothing and just swing for the fences, and break all kinds of weird barriers, and do stuff that no one else can do.”

We can already see the scope of his story increasing, with the X-Force seemingly playing a fairly big role in the upcoming sequel, and it would certainly make much more sense that future films would just be Deadpool-centric team-up flicks. Of course, with this character, you have a lot of flexibility on what you can do as far as intermingling with other properties, so the sky’s the limit. However, in terms of making the character solo, the universe may be too fargone for that at this point.

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SOURCE: EW

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.