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Deadpool Writers Promise That Just Because They Live Under Marvel Now, It Won't Suddenly Be PG

Thank God!

Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have confirmed the next movie in the series won’t be PG simply because they’re with Marvel.

Earlier this year, Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, meaning they now have the rights to a bunch of Marvel characters that were out of reach before, like the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Kevin Feige confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con in July new movies for both of these franchises are in the works.

But one question that was raised was whether the Ryan Reynolds-led Deadpool franchise would have to change their brutal violence, constant swearing, and other more adult themes – something that fans absolutely love – now they sit under the Mouse House.

A PG approach to Deadpool just wouldn’t be the same, but thankfully this won’t be the case.

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Reese and Wernick spoke to Entertainment Weekly while promoting their most recent release, Zombieland: Double Tap, and said the next Deadpool movie will definitely be R-rated (MA 15+ for us Aussies).

“We’re always in touch with Ryan. We’ve got several projects with him in addition to the Deadpool universe. I think the party line and truth is we’re all still figuring it out. Marvel has promised to continue to let us play in the R-rated Deadpool universe, and the hope is that they will also let us veer into the MCU a little bit as well and play in that sandbox.

“Our feeling and Ryan’s feeling is that it’s got to be the right idea, it’s got to be great… I think once we collectively agree what idea that great idea is we’ll be off to the races. Ryan’s super-busy, we’ve got a lot of projects lined up, but we wake up thinking about Deadpool, and we go to sleep thinking about Deadpool.”

It seems as though Ryan’s been thinking about Deadpool as well after sharing this snap of himself at the Marvel Studios offices, joking about auditioning for the role of “Anthony Stark”.

The only worry with Deadpool interacting with other characters in the MCU would be the challenge they’d face if he appeared with more family-friendly characters. But it’ll be interesting to see what the team comes up with.

Reese, Wernick and Reynolds have also teamed up with Michael Bay’s 6 Underground which debuts on Netflix in December.

Venom Director Confirms The Character Will Definitely 'Confront' Spider-Man Soon

"That's where it's all going to lead."

Since coming up with a new arrangement with Marvel to keep Spider-Man in the MCU, there has been speculation that Sony is setting up its own shared Marvel universe which could see characters like Venom and Spider-Man meet.

And Venom director Ruben Fleischer has revealed that’s exactly what’s coming, telling Fandom, “That’s where it’s all going to lead.”

“And that’s the exciting thing, because we changed the origin of Venom … in the comics, he evolved from Spider-Man but because of the Marvel-Sony thing we weren’t able to that. And so the thing I think it’s building towards, and will be exciting to see, is when they actually do confront each other,” he added.

Credit: Sony

When Marvel and Sony officially started working together and sharing Spider-Man, it meant that Sony’s own franchise filled with Spider-Man characters couldn’t involve the webslinger himself, despite the fact he’s responsible for them existing. Hence why, as Fleischer mentioned, Venom’s origin story had to be changed in the movie.

While the director didn’t get into specifics of how this will work, it likely has something to do with the new deal where Sony can include Tom Holland’s Spidey into their own Marvel universe.

The possibility of the multiverse and parallel realities means that Spider-Man could totally be thrown into another universe – which is what could happen in Marvel’s next film to explain why he doesn’t come back again?

Sony has a number of projects in development to start their own Marvel universe including the Jared Leto-led Morbius, Venom 2, Nightwatch, Black Cat, Silver Sable and Madame Web. There’s also the hugely successful animated Spider-Verse franchise.

Credit: Marvel

Fleischer, who isn’t returning to direct Venom 2, was also asked if there was anything he’d like to change about the movie and he responded, “If anything, I would have changed the critics’ reaction to it.

“I was really bummed that people didn’t like it because it’s a crowd-pleasing movie and I’m not sure if there was just blowback against Sony or people just worship Marvel.

“But I was really surprised that the critics [were gunning for it] because audiences really enjoyed the movie. And so many people who’ve seen it just appreciated that it was a fun superhero movie. So I was a little surprised. I don’t know what they were expecting.”

Andy Serkis is taking over the reigns for the next film and reportedly has “very clear ideas” for it.

Fleischer also added, “I was kinda happy to let somebody else take over. And I’m excited to see what he does with it.”

The next Spider-Man movie is set for release on July 16, 2021.

Kit Harington Is 'Terrified' To Join The MCU And TBH It Makes Sense

"I know the responsibility."

With Game of Thrones ending earlier this year, Kit Harington is finally able to work on new projects with the actor recently signing up to the MCU’s Eternals to play Dane Whitman AKA Black Knight.

It was confirmed at the D23 Expo earlier this year that the Jon Snow actor would join his former Game of Thrones co-star Richard Madden in the MCU film.

Credit: HBO

While Harington is of course very keen to get started on the movie, he also knows just how daunting it can be when trying to satisfy fan expectations.

According to ComicBook.Com, Harington spoke about Eternals at ACE Comic-Con in Chicago over the weekend. He said, “A lot of people who go into something like the MCU, they haven’t had experience of, maybe, a franchise that big.

“I’ve lived with Thrones for ten years, I’ve known a big franchise and something that’s created a world and it has a huge fan base. So for both reasons, I’m excited and terrified.

“I know the responsibility of actors who came into Thrones knowing that they’re playing a beloved character and that they had a responsibility to fans and to people to do something with that character. And for me, looking at this new universe, I’m prepared because I’ve been part of a universe… but I also have been part of a universe, so I am terrified.”

Look, let’s be honest, considering all the backlash the final season of Game of Thrones received, it makes sense that he’d be “terrified” to get things right for the hardcore Marvel fans.

Landing a role in a popular franchise is definitely a bit of a double-edged sword and he knows that all too well – especially as both Jon Snow and Dane Whitman have source material that fans know inside and out.

Harington didn’t reveal too much about the character but did say that he’ll once again be wielding a sword, making him pretty much Jon Snow 2.0.

Credit: HBO

Because the Eternals comics span thousands of years, it’ll be interesting to see whether Dane will be in the present day or in part of the story set in the past.

It’ll be a while before we find out more, as the film won’t hit cinemas until late 2020.

Also starring in Eternals with Harington and Madden is Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan and more.

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