Deadpool 2 might be last for the 'Merc-With-a-Mouth' but Ryan Reynolds is hopeful for an X-Force team-up
Given the build-up and anticipation of the foul-mouthed anti-hero saga, it came as quite a surprise when Reynolds recently shut down the possibilities of Deadpool 3.
Ryan Reynolds not only fills in the shoes of the beloved Merc-With-A-Mouth but also quite lives up to his Deadpool reputation in real life, especially on social media. Added to this, the insane level of promotions that are underway ahead of the much-anticipated sequel's release - and one thing would be clear, the stakes are high.
Given the build-up and anticipation of the foul-mouthed anti-hero's saga, it came as quite a surprise when Reynolds recently shut down the possibilities of a third Deadpool movie.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said, "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."
What the actor meant was the dark and twisted backstory of his sword-wielding character, who so far has battled several crisis situations in his life. From being diagnosed with cancer to undergoing a torturous process of mutations, Deadpool's motivation sort of lies in his extreme struggles.
And this, according to Reynolds, can't be done again and again to a character. However, the 41-year-old Hollywood star appeared more than confident that his acid-mouthed character could continue to survive in ensemble movies - the style adopted by Marvel's Avengers franchise.
"I do see him as being a part of X-Force, obviously," the actor explained adding, "I would love to see him in a team-up sort of thing, like a mano a mano or [with] a great female character from the X-Men universe."
Now that's quite a thought for the Marvel bosses as well, who if things go well, might soon be in charge of several new characters (including Deadpool) following the Disney-Fox megadeal.
As of now, Reynold's mutant hero will be making an appearance along with a bunch of other mutants and opposite Josh Brolin's villain, Cabel, in the Deadpool sequel.
The movie hits theaters on May 18.