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How Deadpool 3 Will Fit Into The MCU, According To The Writers
As "Deadpool 3" is officially a part of the MCU, thanks to the Disney-Fox merger in 2019, the upcoming sequel will be the first MCU movie to have an R-rating. Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have spoken about this fresh aspect, and how they had to adapt to the MCU, which obviously impacted the entire storyboarding process, explaining the ever-increasing time gap between "Deadpool 2" and its sequel.
In a recent interview, Reese and Wernick were asked how a character like Wade Wilson would mesh with a comparatively "cleaner" MCU — which, so far, is devoid of overtly adult humor and self-awareness to the point of parody. The screenwriters welcome this opportunity as a "wonderful" one, as it allows for Deadpool to expand upon the character's core characteristics in a wildly different context.
Balancing the character they’ve created and the established feel of the MCU will be a daunting task, but they seem up for that challenge, and appreciative of studio support so far. They stated, “Now when it comes to a particular joke, if we cross a line, maybe we'll hear at some point, 'Maybe not that joke.'” The fact that the writers have decided to stick to the character's authenticity is great news that could put a new spin on the tone of the MCU.