Director David Leitch Rumored To Be Returning To Helm DEADPOOL 3
We really don't know what is going to happen to the Deadpool franchise after Disney takes over Fox. We've heard that Disney is open to an R-rated Marvel brand, but that could very well change once the deal is 100% closed.
Regardless, Fox is moving forward with their X-Force film, which is coming from writer and director Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods). We don't know much about any plans beyond that, but most fans assume that there will eventually be a Deadpool 3 and now there's a rumor from GWW saying that Deadpool 2 director David Leitch could be returning to helm the third film and if that's true, I have no issues with that.
I loved what Leitch did with the sequel and I'd like to see what he and the creative team would come up with for a third Deadpool movie.
Ryan Reynolds previously shared his thoughts on Deadpool 3 and explains that he wasn't even sure if the movie would happen. If it did happen, though, he explained what his vision for it would be.
"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."
I like Reynolds' outlook on the character and how to handle him. As for Leitch, in an interview with Den of Geek, he said he would love to work on another Deadpool movie!
"I would love to work with Ryan [Reynolds] and Rhett [Reese] and Paul [Wernick] and Simon [Kinberg] again. We just had a really good time and I love this world, and I love this universe, and I love the character that he’s made so endearing to the fans, and so I would be grateful to work on something again. It just depends on time and place, so we’ll see what happens."
So, if Deadpool 3 is going to happen, it wouldn't be surprising to see Leitch jump back on board to tell another Deadpool story.