There was speculation that the franchise would be shunted to Disney-owned Hulu, though that was never confirmed, and now it seems the studio is committing to an R-rated release, which is significant in and of itself.
"It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now", he shared, adding that Ryan Reynolds, who stars as Deadpool, is "overseeing a script right now". While speaking with Collider, Feige said, "We're interested in the political paranoia aspect of Secret Invasion and really showcasing the stars with Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn, two fantastic actors that you want to have in any series, and we're very lucky to have them for that".More news: Sonic boom as fighter jets intercept private plane
Which means that Marvel is already developing projects that we won't even get to see until 2025 or 2026 (or maybe even later, if the ongoing pandemic gums up the works).
Of course, Deadpool's inclusion in the MCU raises a tonne of questions.
Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld previously criticised Marvel for the delay in starting work on the highly-anticipated third movie and said past year that the character "didn't fit" into their universe. But what about Jessica Jones and Luke Cage?More news: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Announced
Bob's Burgers writers Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux are penning the script, Feige also confirmed. "So, for instance, WandaVision started that way and Falcon and the Winter Soldier as 30 minutes, but because it's streaming, it's Disney+, and the rules have blurred over the years, yes".
Reynolds' first Deadpool movie in 2016 was a surprise R-rated hit, earning $782.6 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time. As for Marvel's production timelines, Spider-Man 3, Eternals, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are now in post-production.More news: Captive gorillas test positive for coronavirus