Ryan Reynolds has confirmed that work continues on the upcoming Deadpool 3. Reynolds revealed as much on Sunday while attending Deadpool 2's theatrical release in Beijing, China. The actor canceled a scheduled arm surgery to attend the premiere.
Reynolds said that work on the third film in the Deadpool franchise is underway, and that the film will "go in a completely different direction," joking that movie studios often reboot characters "like four movies too late."
The news comes at a time when things are at their most uncertain for Fox's superhero slate, the rights to which are mere months away from being transferred to Disney Pictures en masse. The sale of Fox properties to Disney has resulted in rumors claiming various projects have been canceled by the studio, including Noah Hawley's Doctor Doom, Drew Goddard's X-Force and the Channing Tatum-led Gambit.
As it stands, none of the above films have officially been canceled, with Deadpool 2 screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick confirming as recently as two days ago the order that X-Force and Deadpool 3 will be released.
Reynolds did not reveal any further details about Deadpool 3, its plot or its release date.