20th Century Fox's Deadpool 2 is due out in theaters May 18, but according to the star/producer/co-writer Ryan Reynolds he doesn't expect there to ever be a direct sequel - but says he would be open to reprising the role in other movies.
"It's an odd thing to say, but I don't think there will be a Deadpool 3," Reynolds said at a Seoul, Korea press conference recorded by StarNews Korea. "I think going forward it would be an X-Force movie, which would be his team.
"Except X-Force is much different than the Avengerss; X-Force is genrally made up of people morally flexible; they are guys who do work X-Men wouldn't or couldn't do. So dealing with rag-tag group of men and women who don't have the strong moral compass X-Men or Avengers do.
"Beyond that, I know it's a pipe dream that would probably never come true... but I'd like to see a Deadpool/Logan movie. I'd like to see a 'WolviePool' movie," Reynolds added. "But Hugh Jackman apparently retired, despite the fact I've been protesting almost hourly."
A Deadpool 3 was previously discussed by co-writer Rhett Reese in 2017, distinctly separate from the announced X-Force film.
"I also think [Deadpool 2 is] working in an expansive way towards X-Force, which will really be more of an ensemble. But then that will allow us to do both an X-Force movie and a Deadpool 3, which actually contracts back down," Reese told Cinemablend.
And back in 2016 when David Leitch was announced as Deadpool 2's director, The Hollywood Reporter relayed that 20th Century Fox was looking for a Deadpool 3 director independent of that.
You can watch the full press conference here; the Deadpool 3 comments begin around the 22:20 mark:
Deadpool 3 opens in theaters May 18. The studio has not announced a release date for the planned X-Force film, directed by Drew Goddard.