EXCLUSIVE: As Disney continues to figure out what to do with Fox properties acquired in the merger, one of the biggest IPs, Deadpool, seems to be gaining momentum. Sources tell the deadline that Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin will write Deadpool 3, with Ryan Reynolds ready to play his role as the clumsy Marvel superhero.
Author meetings have taken place over the past month with Reynolds recently meeting with a handful of writers to hear their seats for the next installment. In the end, the studio and the Reynolds sisters’ take saw it as the perfect fit for what they wanted. The film is still in an early development, but the hiring of the Molyneux sisters marks the first big step in getting the next Deadpool films in production.
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This marks the first Deadpool movies where Marvel Studios will work hand in hand with Reynolds and Team Deadpool. Fans are definitely excited about Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige’s commitment after seeing how he helped modernize Spider Man franchise after coming to help with the creative endeavor of that franchise.
In addition to Reynolds’ return, many factors are being worked out, but sources say the film is still expected to be rated R as the two previous installments. It is also expected to have a new director; David Leitch, who directed the second film, has a schedule completed through 2021. Insiders say the door is open for Leitch’s return, as it is unknown when this film will go into production, but given that he does not was part of the author’s search, it seems unlikely for him to return to Part 3.
Either way, the film that is pushing forward will surely excite fans who were worried about the film’s fate after the Fox / Disney merger, which some felt meant the possible end to the franchise.
As for Molyneuxes, the sisters and writing partners who serve as creators, showrunners and executive producers of the new Fox series are The great north, which premieres in February and has already been renewed for another season. In addition, they are the authors and executive producers of the long-running hit Bob’s burgers on Fox, for which they won an Emmy in 2017 and have been nominated for an Emmy for eight consecutive years. They have also been nominated for three WGA awards and won the Annie Award in 2017 for their episode “The Hormone-iums.”
On the feature side, they recently adapted the novel The people we hate at the wedding to FilmNation and the acclaimed video game The Sims to legendary. They also wrote Jump Street: Now for her pleasure to Sony Pictures.
Lizzie attended UC Berkeley and Wendy attended Pomona College. They both live in the Los Angeles area with their spouses and many, many children and pets.
They are rejected by Kaplan / Perrone Entertainment and lawyer Gregg Gellman.