“We’re working on it right now with the whole team,” Reynolds said on Live With Kelly and Ryan, per Entertainment Weekly. “We’re over at Marvel, which is the big leagues all of a sudden. It’s kind of crazy.”
The first two films have earned an impressive $1.5 billion worldwide, reports Variety, and the popularity is paying off for Reynolds. He is getting more than $25 million for the upcoming Red Notice, with Gal Gadot.
The actor didn’t have much to say about the upcoming film nor where it would fit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but he confirmed that it is happening. Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld took to Twitter to share his excitement for the news.
Liefeld co-created the character while serving as the penciler for The New Mutants series. Deadpool made his first appearance in The New Mutants #98 where he served an antagonist.
The character would go on to become an antagonist for Rob Liefeld’s X-Force series and would undergo a series of changes with other writers and artists before becoming the character we all know and love today.
Fan reaction was pretty much across the board ecstatic: