Deadpool 3 has been moving forward steadily for the past year, and they’re really getting into casting now.
They announced last September that Hugh Jackman will be back as Wolverine, and in February they said that Emma Corrin from The Crown will play a villain (but we don’t know which one yet). Then, just yesterday, we found out that Matthew Macfayden from Succession is joining the cast too. And now, there’s news that two more familiar faces will be returning!
Deadline just dropped some news that Karan Soni and Leslie Uggams are coming back to play Dopinder and Blind Al in Deadpool 3.
Dopinder was the cool cab driver who helped Wade Wilson go after his enemy, and Blind Al was Wade’s roommate when he wasn’t with Vanessa. So that makes six actors in total now for the movie. Wondering if we’ll see some other familiar faces like Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz returning too. Gonna have to wait and find out!
Deadpool 3 was talked about as an idea way back in November 2016, just nine months after the first Deadpool flick hit theaters. But then Disney went and bought Fox, and that plan got scrapped. But don’t worry, by the end of 2019, Marvel Studios got a new version going. And get this, it’s gonna be R-rated just like the first two Deadpools, not PG-13 like all the other MCU movies. So that’s a massive positive.
Plus, this new movie is gonna give us another chance to see some of the X-Men from the old Fox continuity, like how we saw Patrick Stewart as a different version of Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
So far there’s not a lot of details out there about what’s going to happen in Deadpool 3, but we do know a few things. Hugh Jackman has hinted that he’ll be playing more than one version of Wolverine, and there’s been talk about the TVA (The Time Variance Authority) from Loki being involved somehow.
The movie is being directed by Shawn Levy, who’s worked with Ryan Reynolds and Jackman before, and Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are writing it again. They wrote the first two movies, but an earlier draft was done by Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin from Bob’s Burgers.
Deadpool 3 is supposed to start filming in May and is set to come out on November 8, 2024 as the first movie in the MCU’s Phase 6. In the meantime, you can watch the first two Deadpool movies on Disney+. Hopefully we’ll hear more about what’s going on with the movie soon!