Deadpool & Wolverine director explains why film isn't Deadpool 3

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Why Deadpool & Wolverine isn't Deadpool 3Marvel Studios

Deadpool & Wolverine director Shawn Levy has explained why the upcoming movie isn't just Deadpool 3.

In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, Levy revealed what the distinction is between the Deadpool series and Deadpool & Wolverine.

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"As far as crafting the Deadpool & Wolverine story, I just felt privileged every day because you're talking about two massive movie stars in their most iconic roles.

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"It also gave me an opportunity. It's the third Deadpool movie, but it's not Deadpool 3. It's a different thing that's very much Deadpool and Wolverine," he clarified.

"And it's not trying to copycat anything from the first two movies. They were awesome, but this is a two-hander character adventure."

The eagerly anticipated Deadpool & Wolverine is set to be released in cinemas on July 26, 2024. Levy discussed the dynamic between the two iconic Marvel characters and how the movie idea came together.

"Well, I'll tell you that the guiding thought in crafting the movie was audience joy. That was always the North Star. Yeah, it's going to be gnarly. Yeah, it's gonna be funny. That's a given. But we wanted to build a great time at the theater for audiences, and that's our goal."

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The lead characters are played by fan favourites Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), which should aid Levy's goal of "audience joy".

Earlier this year, Reynolds offered fans a promising production update, posting a close-up image of his Deadpool costume on Instagram.

He wrote: "The suit hides blood. Also sweat… But today, with Deadpool wrapping, it’s mostly tears. A giant and forever thanks to the cast and crew of our film who battled wind, rain, strikes and @thehughjackman… all under the stalwart leadership of @slevydirect.

"I got to make a movie with my closest pals and that doesn’t happen very often. See ya July 26th… ⚔️🥺⚔️"

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