Those of you who feared Deadpool would be relegated to X-Force team-up duty can rest easy: Ryan Reynolds confirmed recently that a third installment to the Deadpool series is already in the works.
The 42-year-old actor flew to Beijing, China over the weekend to promote the release of Fox’s re-cut PG-13 rated Deadpool 2 film, Once Upon a Deadpool, the first time the ribald, katana-swinging, pistol-wielding Merc with a Mouth’s silver screen exploits have passed China’s stringent censorship laws.
According to Variety, the film will be released “with a Chinese name that translates to Deadpool 2: I Love My Family, a title that harks back to a classic Chinese TV show of the same name from the ’90s that follows the story of a family in Beijing.”
If you recall our Deadpool 2 Easter eggs article, Deadpool’s name in Chinese is 死侍, which roughly translates to “dead warrior/samurai.” Chinese Deadpool fans have given the character a very different moniker, however.
“Deadpool’s” Chinese fans have dubbed the character “Little Jianjian,” which Fox has loosely translated to “Little Bitchy B---h,” though perhaps “despicable little guy” would also be appropriate, given the hard-to-define, negative-yet-endearing sense of “jian,” a trendy word at the moment.
Reynolds called “Little Bitchy B---h,” the “perfect Deadpool nickname. It could have been something much weirder, like ‘Hunting Wolf Blood-Chucker.’ I’ll take Little Bitchy B---h any day; it’s the most fitting. In fact, ‘Deadpool 3’ should be called ‘Deadpool 3: Little Bitchy B---h.'”
Reynolds added: “[My] team is already at work on Deadpool 3. [We’re] looking to go in a completely different direction. Often, they reboot or change a character maybe like four movies too late.”
Which different direction could they take Deadpool in for the third installment? Sound off in the comments.