With absolutely nothing happening in the world of cinema for about a year, we turned our attention to television to help cure the pandemic boredom. Then a lot of new stuff on there was delayed too. Finally, though, the new shows are coming. The Marvel slate on Disney+ is finally springing to life with WandaVision the Marvel crew have been out selling the show.
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige himself was out doing press when he was asked about the troublesome step-child of the MCU, Deadpool. The smash hit, comedic superhero franchise has made a lot of money for Fox. Now it finds itself in a new home at Disney following a takeover. However the adult orientated superhero movie, complete with bad taste gags, gore and language that would make an Avenger blush has always seemed a strange bedfellow to the superclean, golly and gee larks of MCU.
For a while it looked as if a third movie wouldn’t happen. Then, when it was confirmed, there was a concern that Disney’s family first approach would neuter the Merc with the mouth.
In an interview with Collider Feige confirmed two key things. Rating and approach will be the same as previous Deadpool entries, and he will officially join the MCU.
“It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan’s overseeing a script right now… It will not be [filming] this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor.
We’ve got a number of things we’ve already announced that we now have to make, but it’s exciting for it to have begun. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is just awesome to see him bring that character to life.”
Feige also spoke to Deadline and was asked about the old Netflix shows and if they will return in the MCU:
“Well, certainly you’ve seen what we announced at Comic-Con a year and half ago and on Disney Investor Day a few weeks ago, so that’s our focus. But I’ve been at Marvel long enough to never say never about anything.”
Thor: Love and Thunder and Spider-Man 3 are now shooting. Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2 are also due to film this year. The Eternals is in post and will be out November 5th.
WandaVision will lead into both Doctor Strange 2 and Captain Marvel 2.