Disney might have promised to keep the Deadpool film franchise going even after its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, however, Marvel’s been rather quiet about its plans for the Merc with a Mouth and his films.
Now, speaking with ComicBook.com together with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, Deadpool comic book creator Rob Liefeld tries to answer questions about upcoming installments in the Merc with a Mouth’s (Ryan Reynolds) film franchise.
Liefeld was asked to clarify comments that he had made on Twitter earlier this week declaring that Deadpool 3 would “totally happen.” While the comic book writer’s post seemed to be certain about the Deadpool film franchise’s future, Liefeld says that he’d still be good without another movie.
"I've got to be honest, if they don't ever make another Deadpool, I'm good," Liefeld told the publication, "I got everything I need out of those two movies. So if they're going to make it three, they better make it good.”
The comic book writer, however, sees no reason why Marvel wouldn’t try to make Deadpool 3.
"Of course they're making [Deadpool] 3. 800 million and 800 million make 1.6 billion, that's more than Doctor Strange did... I know there's an accountant at Disney that goes, 'Hey the Deadpool franchise is more popular than these 10 other franchises,'" he continued. "C' mon, I will tell you they're going to make a [Deadpool] 3. What year? I don't know. ... What if I said no? How stupid would I be right now to say, 'Well Jim, no they're never making one.' Which sounds more insane -- 'yes they are' [or] 'no they're not?'"
Liefeld does make a good point. Disney doesn’t want to let go of such a lucrative franchise. Marvel must have plans for the Merc with a Mouth – we just have to wait for them to announce it.
Marvel’s latest film, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is currently screening in cinemas.