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 Bitch,” 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 Bitch,” the “perfect Deadpool nickname. It could have been something much weirder, like ‘Hunting Wolf Blood-Chucker.’ I’ll take Little Bitchy Bitch any day; it’s the most fitting. In fact, ‘Deadpool 3’ should be called ‘Deadpool 3: Little Bitchy Bitch.'”
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.
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