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Deadpool creator says Kevin Feige has no plans for Deadpool in MCU

May 11th, 2020 by Marc Comments

We all know that Deadpool (and Cabel) creator Rob Liefeld is no stranger to speaking his mind and sometimes rocking the boat, but this time he’s gone for the jugular of the MCU itself.

In a new interview (below) Liefeld seems to believe that, despite what we all are hoping, MCU bossman, Kevin Feige has no plans for Deadpool, Cable, Domino or a third movie right now in the MCU’s fourth phase at least.

Now, we know that even star Ryan Reynolds was a little cagey about the third movie at Marvel the last time he spoke about it (here)… is this perhaps why?

“Here’s what people don’t want to hear, but thank God I’m a realist,” Liefeld says.

“I feel like Deadpool the movies, they’ve set sail. We got two brilliant movies… and we live in a culture that always looks forward because all they are ever selling us is next, next, next, next. ‘Yeah? You like that? Here’s next. Yeah, you like that? Here’s next.’ I’ve told my kids its a fever. It’s the fever [and] For me, as the fever calms down people just need to chill out and realise that dude Deadpool 1 and 2 were released within two years of each 2016 and 2018.”

However, it was Feige’s plan for Phase 4 that seems to really grind Liefeld’s gears: “I’m not really that crazy about Marvel’s plan right now. It’s the first time I go, ‘Hey Feige? Did you even have a plan? Your plan was Eternals and Shang-Chi? That was your plan? And Black Widow?”

He goes on: “So they closed the door. Chris Evans says goodbye. Robert Downey Jr. says goodbye. Black Widow falls off a cliff, says goodbye. They almost lose Tom Holland to Sony. But ‘You’re a genius. But Marvel you’re geniuses.’”

Liefeld then added: “Look, if they started making Deadpool today it would come out in four years. I can’t get excited about that. I think that is the answer. I can’t gloss it up and go ‘Oh yea. Gee! Golly!’”

He then adds: “You know what they have planned with Deadpool right now? They have goose egg. Zero. Zero. So enjoy the movies… I’m living in the past. I’m just living in the past. Do like what I do. Live in the past.”

In another interview, Liefeld went on: “It all just seems poorly managed to me. It seems extremely poorly managed. It’s not Ryan. Ryan Reynolds is in the prime of his career. He is dining out all the time on the success of Deadpool.

“I feel like Marvel is not used to what Ryan brought to the table. Just between you and me, Feige shapes those other films. And when we all talk about the Fantastic Four and X-Men, it’s like, ‘Oh! He’s going to fix those.’ Well, Deadpool doesn’t need fixing. It just needs for you to get out of the way, tell Ryan go ahead, make Deadpool 3 and turn it into us.”

“I blame Marvel. Blame Marvel that that hasn’t happened yet. They are the reason it isn’t happening… If Ryan isn’t making Deadpool 3 right now that’s because Marvel hasn’t allowed it to be yet. And that’s all I’m saying.”

Pretty harsh words. But is he right? Do you think Deadpool is heading to the MCU anytime soon? Let me know your thoughts, gang…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….