Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3 to feature multiverse mayhem with Wolverine

    Shawn Levy, director of Marvel's anticipated 'Deadpool 3', praises the lead character's pansexuality. With a star-studded cast including Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, the film's release is eagerly awaited.

    Deadpool and Wolverine(source Polygon)

    Deadpool and Wolverine(source Polygon)

    The world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is poised to get more audaciously fluid as 'Deadpool 3' director Shawn Levy shares his enthusiasm for the franchise's unique take on the superhero narrative. In a candid discussion with Wired, Levy expressed his delight over the title character's pansexuality, a trait that has garnered attention and praise for its progressive stance in superhero cinema.

    Celebrating Pansexuality in the MCU

    The director's foray into the realm of Marvel Entertainment brings a fresh perspective on representation. "The pansexual openness of Deadpool is delightful," Levy stated, echoing the sentiments of comic fans who have long celebrated Deadpool's boundary-pushing persona. This approach marks a distinct pivot from Levy's previous work, embracing the more "sexually-tinged dialog" that defines Deadpool's world.

    Deadpool's pansexuality isn't just a modern twist but a consistent element from the character's comic book iteration. Gerry Duggan's 2013 description of Deadpool as omnisexual/pansexual was a significant step for LGBTQ+ representation in the genre. Echoing this sentiment, Levy addressed broader societal issues, criticizing the trend of book banning in schools. "Imagine being scared of ideas," Levy remarked, "That's weak."

    Deadpool (Source: X)

    Multiverse Escapades with an All-Star Cast

    With the integration of Fox's X-Men universe into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, the anticipation for 'Deadpool 3' is substantial. Ryan Reynolds returns as the eponymous anti-hero, with Hugh Jackman donning his Wolverine claws once again. Their team-up promises to be one of the most electrifying elements of the upcoming film.

    Jennifer Garner's expected return as Elektra, among other rumored multiverse cameos, adds to the film's allure. While the exact details remain under wraps, Levy's tight-lipped approach only fuels the speculative fire surrounding the project.

    Uncertain Horizons for Deadpool 3's Release

    Despite the excitement, 'Deadpool 3' faces scheduling uncertainties due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, with a previous release date of May 3, 2024, now in question. Nonetheless, fans remain eager for the film, which promises to push the boundaries of the superhero genre both in terms of representation and storytelling.

    As the MCU continues to expand its horizons, 'Deadpool 3' looks set to break molds and challenge norms, staying true to the irreverent spirit of its lead character. Levy's celebration of Deadpool's queerness not only honors the character's comic book roots but also heralds a new, inclusive direction for Marvel's cinematic endeavors.

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