Deadpool 3 has a problem. Ryan Reynolds is forbidden to improvise
As reported by Collider, Deadpool 3 is already being shot, but the film is feeling the gigantic impact of the ongoing writers’ strike. For now, Marvel Studios has not decided to stop work, but it is possible that they will be forced to do so. Zeb Wells, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are the writers here. However, because Ryan Reynolds actively worked with them as a co-writer, the creators have a big problem.
Deadpool 3 – the impact of the writers’ strike
Under the rules of the Writers Guild during a strike, writers are not allowed to make absolutely any changes while on set. Reynolds is officially a screenwriter, so he’s legally forbidden to improvise on set. In case of working on Deadpool 3 this is a gigantic problem, because Reynolds improvised non-stop during the filming of the previous parts, introducing various jokes that we eventually saw on the screen. If the strike continues, and there is no end in sight for now, Marvel may have to stop work, because it will affect the quality of the film.
Interestingly, Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds had a similar situation when they were working on the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was filmed without screenwriters due to the writers’ strike in 2008. Reynolds then revealed that all of his character’s dialogue was his own, but since he wasn’t a screenwriter, he could have done it. However, the writers’ lack of participation led to the creation of one of the worst rated X-Men movies.
Deadpool 3 – Premiere in November 2024.