Deadline is exclusively reporting that Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin have been brought onboard by Marvel Studios to write the script for Deadpool 3.
The first two films, released in 2016 and 2018, focuses on Wade Wilson, a wisecracking mercenary who suffers an accident that disfigures him but has a superhuman ability of an accelerated healing factor.
This will be the first Deadpool film made under the Marvel Studios banner, with the previous two being done at 20th Century Studios before the merger with Disney. Besides Ryan Reynolds’ return, everyone is wondering about the other important part behind the previous two films: the R rating. The report states that while there are many factors being worked out for Deadpool 3, sources tell them that the film is still expected to be rated R.
With the Molyneux sisters brought onboard to write the screenplay, the next objective for Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, is to find a new director for the project, as David Leitch, who directed Deadpool 2, is currently attached to three other films to direct (Bullet Train, Undying Love and Tom Clancy’s The Division). Insiders tell Deadline however that the door is open for Leitch’s return as its unknown as to when Deadpool 3 will go into production, but since he wasn’t part of the writer search, a return seems unlikely.
The Molyneux sisters credits include being writers and executive producers on the long-running animated series Bob’s Burgers, as well as serving as creators, showrunners and executive producers on the upcoming Fox series The Great North.