Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin Tapped to write Deadpool 3
Deadline is reporting that Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin have been tapped to write Deadpool 3. Writing meetings have taken play with star Ryan Reynolds over the past month to hear pitches for the film.
The film is in early development but the hiring is a big step for a film whose future was up in the air. Though the first two films did very well, the Fox X-Men related properties don’t have quite a clear path as the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Disney purchased Fox. This will be the first film under Marvel Studios.
Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin are sisters who are the creators, showrunners, and executive producers for the Fox series The Great North which premieres in February 2021. They are also writers and executive producers for the hit Bob’s Burgers, which is also on Fox. They won an Emmy Award in 2017 for the show and have been nominated for eight executive years. They’ve also been nominated for three WGA Awards and won a 2017 Annie Award. When it comes to films, they recently adapted the novel The People We Hate At The Wedding for FilmNation and the acclaimed videogame The Sims for Legendary. They also wrote Jump Street: Now For Her Pleasure for Sony.
While fingers have pointed at Disney for delays, rumors say that the delays are due to star Ryan Reynolds who reportedly has a say over the director for the franchise and whose demands are the real reason for things moving slowly.
Deadpool was released in 2016 and went on to earn $782.6 million worldwide off of a $58 million budget. Its sequel was released in 208 earning $785.8 million off of a $110 million budget.