In an interview with Cinema Blend, producer/co-writer Rhett Reese has confirmed that Deadpool 3 is in development beside the X-Force movie. To be clear, Reese stated that in comparison, the X-Force movie will be far more expansive and involve an ensemble of characters, whereas Deadpool 3 will be contracted back down to something more refined.
After a follow up question to be absolutely sure that X-Force and Deadpool 3 were going to be “entirely separate projects”, Reese iterated that the films will be taking two different paths. X-Force will “launching something bigger” and Deadpool 3 will be “staying personal and small.”
Saying this is both redundant and obvious, as X-Force is probably going to about the X-Force. You know, a team of more than one person focused on systematically taking down the enemies of mutants. This is a much more extravagant motive than Deadpool’s slightly more selfish ones that are less based on morality than they are entertainment.
However, it is also the first confirmation we’ve gotten that Deadpool 3 is in the works for sure, instead of just unsourced rumors. It also good to hear that they’ll be continuing to keep it tight for third Deadpool movie as much as they have the first one. The character of Deadpool definitely works out much better when focused on his personal story rather than the more lofty concerns of Spider-Man or Professor X.