Deadpool & Wolverine “isn't Deadpool 3” according to director Shawn Levy


Shawn Levy of Deadpool & Wolverine has clarified that it will not be Deadpool 3: it will be a new adventure, with a fresh and original perspective.

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Shawn Levy, director of the next Deadpool & Wolverine has clarified that the film will not be Deadpool 3: during the recent CinemaCon in Las Vegas, he shared some details about this project, underlining that we should not get confused and confuse it with Deadpool 3. The film will stand out for one's narrative identity; Levy emphasized a desire to avoid replicating the plots of the first two Deadpool films, indicating that this new collaboration will bring a fresh and original perspective to the story.

“As far as creating the story of Deadpool and Wolverine, I felt privileged every day because these are two great movie stars in their most iconic roles,” Levy told ScreenRant. “It also gave me an opportunity. It's the third Deadpool movie, but it's not Deadpool 3. It's a different thing, which isn't just a movie. It's a different thing, very similar to Deadpool & Wolverine. And it doesn't try to copy anything from the first two films. They were great, but this is an adventure with two characters."

Directed by Levy and written by Bob's Burgers' Wendy Molyneaux and Lizzie Molyneaux-Loeglin, with contributions from Deadpool and Deadpool 2 screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the cast of Deadpool & Wolverine boasts names such as Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool/ Wade Wilson, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Karan Soni as Stefan Kapičić as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, and the inclusion of Emma Corrin and Matthew Macfadyen.

“I always wanted Hugh to come back,” Reynolds explained in a previous interview with Collider. “My first meeting with Kevin Feige when Disney bought Fox years ago, maybe three years ago, or three and a half years, four years ago, I'm not sure, was about the possibility of making a film with the two of us, a film about Deadpool/Wolverine. And at the time it wasn't possible. And then Hugh called at that perfect moment and said he would be interested in coming back and doing this movie again. As for the content of that conversation, I'll let Hugh answer, because I know it's inevitable that you and Hugh will talk soon, I'm sure. I'll let Hugh answer that himself. But he expressed his interest in him coming back, and so my job was to take him to Kevin Feige one more time and sell him."

Speaking with the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Levy addressed the juiciest rumors surrounding the film and talked about the film's connection to the larger MCU.

“I'm very cautious about revealing anything because I've learned the hard way that even with a few titles – like any Marvel title – everything and anything you say can lead not only to rumors but also to misinformation. I'll just say this: It's very much a part of the MCU, what a privilege, what a wealth of resources and knowledge."

Deadpool & Wolverine hits theaters on July 26.