With the success of the two Deadpool Movies, starring Ryan Reynolds, fans are hoping that there will be a third movie in the series. Both films achieved massive success at the box office and the sequel brought forth a number of exciting new superhero characters to the franchise. That has set up the possibility for other films, but first, fans would love to see Reynolds return in the red suit. A new rumor is suggesting he could have his director back in place.

Leitch to return, new report suggests

Previous reports suggested a third Deadpool film was already being developed.

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There were also reports of an X-Force movie from Drew Goddard. The GWW's Christopher Marc has reported that director David Leitch is going to be back in the chair for the "Deadpool 3" movie.

The sequel is currently enjoying further success as a "Super Duper Extended Cut [VIDEO]" released on various formats.

Leitch has previously indicated that he'd be open to returning for a third film in the Deadpool series. He told Den of Geek before, "I love this universe, and I love the character that he’s made so endearing to the fans." Leitch also mentioned he would enjoy "working with Ryan and Rhett and Paul and Simon again." Right now, there are no confirmations that Leitch will return to direct a third Deadpool movie. Until the studio or Leitch gives an official confirmation of it, the reports are merely speculation.

Other projects

Leitch is already set to direct "Hobbs and Shaw," which is a "Fast and Furious" spin-off film based on those characters.

Filming will reportedly happen between this September and December, with the movie to release next August. That could mean it might be another year until a third Deadpool movie could start filming. In addition, Leitch may also direct a movie based on the video game, "The Division." It's still up in the air as to when filming will begin for this one, but Jessica Chastain has reportedly signed on for multiple films in the series.

In terms of another Deadpool film, Ryan Reynolds has mentioned he's more interested in the studio getting an X-Force film out first. Cable and Deadpool led the X-Force in "Deadpool 2." However, Disney will be able to call the shots for what films they release now that they own rights to the property. It's hard to argue against the fact that Deadpool movies are money makers.

Last December, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger, said he would like to keep the Deadpool franchise going. He said, "There may be an opportunity for an R-rated Marvel brand as long as we let audiences know what’s coming." With that in mind, it makes perfect sense to carry on the tradition with "Deadpool 3," so it should be interesting to see what transpires with Leitch and development.