Deadpool 3 Director Shawn Levy promises fans that the upcoming sequel will honor the legacy of Fox’s X-Men.

In a recent interview with Total Film Magazine according to IndieWire, Levy commented on how Deadpool 3 will explore the legacy and history of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Fox’s X-Men universe.

“Deadpool and Wolverine are iconic Marvel characters; more specifically, iconic characters from the Marvel of the Fox era,” Levy explained. “We’re not going to pretend to say, ‘Oh, we snap our fingers and suddenly that Fox legacy no longer exists, and it shaped a lot of what we know as the MCU today.’ Fox also shaped Ryan’s career, Hugh’s career and my career. So there’s a lot of history there, and there’s a lot of Marvel history at Fox. And that’s certainly part of our storytelling.”

What do we know about Deadpool 3?

Levy has been hired to direct a third Deadpool film, which will integrate the titular character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox in 2022. Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as Wolverine alongside Hugh Jackman, who reprises his role.

Joining Reynolds and Jackman are Morena Baccarin as Vanesa, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Karan Soni as Dopinder, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio and Rob Delaney as Peter.

Emma Corrin has also been cast as the film’s main villain, rumored to be Cassandra Nova, while Matthew Macfadyen plays an unknown character and Jennifer Garner will reprise her role as Elektra Natchios in the film. Rumors have surfaced online that Channing Tatum as Gambit and Ian McKellen as Magneto, among others, could star in the film.

Deadpool 3 began filming in May 2023; However, production was halted in July due to the actors’ strike over better wages, protection from artificial intelligence and more.

Barring any delays, Deadpool 3 is currently scheduled to release on May 3, 2024.

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