AceShowbiz - Following Disney's 2019 acquisition of 20th Century Fox, "Deadpool" is now part of the expanded Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Rob Liefeld, the creator of the Merc with the Mouth, isn't too happy with the way the studio is handling the movie franchise of his anti-hero character.
Despite the success of "Deadpool 2", the third movie hasn't got an official green light yet, meaning "Deadpool 3" is not going to come anytime soon. As eager as fans who have been looking forward to a new installment of the Ryan Reynolds-led film series, Liefeld is blaming Marvel for the third movie delay.
Liefeld expresses his upset at the studio during an interview with ComicBook.com's "Talking Shop". "I blame Marvel...blame Marvel that that hasn't happened yet," he says. "They are the reason it isn't happening. Whatever conundrum or it didn't fit into your master plan, just commission it. Okay, commission it. You know if Frank Frazetta was still around, you would say, 'Frank paint for me.' "
Thinking that Reynolds should have the power to the threequel as he wishes, Liefeld adds, "If Ryan is making 'Deadpool 3' right now, that's because Marvel hasn't allowed it to be yet and that's all I'm saying. So, do I have a lot of faith in that system? Dude, I have no idea. So this is where I'm not that, I'm not giving you the answers you want. I'm like yeah, yeah. Look if it happens, terrific."
Further expressing his skepticism that "Deadpool 3" will be coming soon considering Marvel's already packed schedule for the next three years, the comic book writer says, "How old am I gonna be when that happens?" He goes on sharing, "And literally I used to be like, yeah, Mark Ruffalo, Hulk and Deadpool would make for a funny movie right? But, none of these guys are getting younger, right okay?"
Despite no official green light for "Deadpool 3" just yet, Reynolds has been brewing ideas for the third movie. "We're working on it right now with the whole team," Reynolds said on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" back in December.
Unlike Liefeld, the Canadian hunk was seemingly excited about the fact that Deadpool is now part of MCU. "We're over at Marvel, which is the big leagues all of a sudden," he gushingly said. "It's kind of crazy."