Ryan Reynolds and Marvel have reportedly tapped a super intriguing duo to pen Deadpool 3, and it’s not series standbys Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. According to Deadline, Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin will write the film, the first live-action movie starring Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth that will include Marvel Studios oversight.
The report notes that Reynolds and the studio met with numerous writers and found the Molyneux sisters to be “the perfect fit” for what they had planned, which is interesting in itself. There aren’t a lot of details out there on what direction Deadpool 3 is headed, but it’s more than likely the R-rated franchise will have to switch things up as the Fox/Disney merger moves it completely under a decidedly not R-Rated umbrella. The writing duo’s Bob’s Burgers background suggests a more wholesome, lighthearted tone; that series is still one of the funniest things on television, but it’s not exactly what you’d call edgy. It’ll also be a breath of fresh air to get two female voices behind the character. Deadpool 2 was a hit, but it immediately came under fire for killing co-lead Morena Baccarin before the opening credits.