'Deadpool 3' in the Works with 'Bob's Burgers' Writers

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Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin are penning the script.

Deadpool 3 is moving forward at Marvel Studios. Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, known for the animated series Bob's Burgers, are penning a script for the Ryan Reynolds sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

This is the first Marvel Studios project to use characters now available to it following Disney's purchase of 21st Century Fox, which gave Marvel access to mutants (including Deadpool and the X-Men), as well as the Fantastic Four. While it has long been assumed the X-Men — which starred Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender since 2011 — would totally be rebooted, Reynolds and Deadpool had been expected to make the jump to Disney.

Sisters Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin won an outstanding animated program Emmy for Bob's Burgers in 2017, and the official Deadpool Twitter account welcomed them with some custom art. The duo are also the co-creators of the Fox animated series The Great North.

Though the crass tone of Deadpool doesn't match the more safe for work Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, Disney's Bob Iger has stated multiple times that Deadpool could remain R-rated at Disney. Reynolds, meanwhile, has made plenty of jokes about the Disney-Fox merger. In March 2019, Reynolds tweeted a photo of Deadpool on a school bus, sporting Mickey Mouse ears. "Feels like the first day of 'Pool,'" Reynolds captioned the photo. As the Disney/Fox acquisition deal neared in 2017, Reynolds wrote on Twitter, "Time to uncork that explosive sexual tension between Deadpool and Mickey Mouse."

The Deadpool films stand as the top-grossing X-Men films of all time, with the 2016 original earning $783.1 million, and the 2018 sequel bringing in $785.8 million worldwide. Frequent Reynolds collaborators Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penned the scripts for the first two films.