Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, has announced in an interview with Collider that the next ‘Deadpool’ film will be part of the MCU. It will also be the MCU’s first R-rated movie to keep it in tone with the character’s previous two films.
Ryan Reynolds, the star and producer of the franchise, is currently overseeing the script but Feige is not expecting the film to go into production this year. He added that they want to get Deadpool’s introduction into the MCU right.
This makes Deadpool the first ‘X-Men’ character to have a film acknowledged to be in development at Marvel Studios.