Fox Planning X-Force Centric ‘Deadpool 3’; David Leitch In Negotiations To Direct ‘Deadpool 2’

Nov 9, 2016


The Hollywood Reporter is backing something up we’ve been hearing for months, that Fox is already planning Deadpool 3.

And in a sign of how much faith it has in the Reynolds-starring franchise, Fox already is planning Deadpool 3, readying a filmmaker search for a storyline that will involve another X-team, X-Force, say sources. 

The film is said to be X-Force centric and should fill-out the rest of the team members, essentially this could most likely be the X-Force film with a stronger marketable title. I wouldn’t be shocked if it was titled Deadpool 3: X-Force or a version of that title.

We’ve known for months that the studio has seen Deadpool 3 and X-Force as a priority, so this news isn’t the least bit shocking to us. This makes the Cable casting even more important for the studio as he’ll be a secondary lead to Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson in multiple films.

Combining X-Force and Deadpool 3 seems like a way to keep the profitable Deadpool title while introducing the full team to audiences.

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Variety reported that director David Leitch had originally been eyed to tackle X-Force before now being in negotiations to replace Tim Miller as the director of Deadpool 2. It’ll be interesting to see if David signs-on if he’ll stick around to make this third Deadpool movie as well.


Jeff Wadlow‘s original X-Force script had been tossed months back, so it looks like Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick could start from scratch on it. The writing duo have previously voiced a desire to tackle the project and with it now under the Deadpool umbrella they’ll write it.

Deadpool 2 is more than likely eyeing a March 2nd, 2018 release date, but it’s a little uncertain without an official start date announced.



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