Fox is looking to create their own "Avengers."
Ryan Reynolds is to FOX, what Robery Downey Jr. is to Disney. Downey jumpstarted the Avengers franchise, and years later, Reynolds did the same for FOX's X-men centered universe. Although the X-Men movies do make decent box-office earnings, they are nowhere near as lucrative at the movies coming from Disney. Just like Downey Jr. did two solo films before embarking on the first Avengers superhero mash-up, Reynolds now has two solo Deadpool films under his belt. Following the Downey Jr. blueprint, a superhero team up would be the next step.
Speaking with Variety, while on the red carpet in New York for the Deadpool 2 premiere, Ryan Reynolds opened up about the possibility of a Deadpool 3 and the X-Force film that is already in development. "Well there's talks about an 'X-force' film," explained Reynolds after being asked about a sequel. "Which is not really 'Deadpool 3,' but it's sorta a group effort. 'Deadpool 3' we'll see, I don't know. Right now, at this point, I don't even want to think about it. But down the road, I'm sure we'll figure it out."
Deadpool 2 director David Leitch also gave an update on X-force. "They've been developing it for awhile, and Drew Goddard is on board. And he's a great writer and a great filmmaker and I think they’re trying to take these characters and develop this universe," he stated.