A bunch of high profile sequels just scored some minor updates today with quotes from those involved about the future entries of their franchises.
First up, “Deadpool” co-writer Paul Wernick tells EW that Disney and Marvel are still trying to figure out that film series’ place in the now more unified Marvel Universe following Disney’s Fox acquisition.
However, he says they have been promised that the solo series won’t be softened to a PG-13:
“Marvel has promised to continue to let us play in the R-rated Deadpool universe, and the hope is that they will also let us veer into the MCU a little bit as well and play in that sandbox.”
Next, Taron Egerton appeared at ACE Comic Con Midwest this past weekend and confirmed that a script for a third “Kingsman” film exists – a proper third film as opposed to next year’s “The King’s Man” which serves as a prequel to the other two films and doesn’t involve the main characters. Egerton tells Comicbook.com:
“It’s a really neat idea. That plan, at the moment, is that we’d like to do another one, one more time… It was the role that kind of started my film career so I’m always going to feel, you know, a great fondness for the part. I would like to do one more because frankly, I’d like to say goodbye to [Eggsy] in a befitting way and to finish the trilogy.”
Onto “Thor: Love and Thunder” and the film’s director Taika Waititi has spoken with Variety about the highly anticipated fourth film in the “Thor” series and says the possibility of the inclusion of a comic storyline involving Jane Foster’s battle with breast cancer could happen:
“I think that’s a really powerful part of the books. I think it’s really cool that she’s fighting this thing and there’s two battles going on. Personally I really love that storyline. But whether it ends up in the film is yet to be seen… We’re not sure if we’re going to do a complete lift of that whole storyline. These things change through the shoot and even when we’re editing sometimes.”
Filming on the new “Thor” won’t get underway until well into next year.
One last sequel update, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first official clip from “Terminator: Dark Fate,” choosing a moment in which Linda Hamilton‘s iconic character of Sarah Connor arrives on scene and proceeds to blast the crap out of the new killer cyborg.