Ryan Reynolds confirmed that Taylor Swift would not be appearing in Deadpool 3, but he was open to making it happen.
The Swift rumor surfaced after Reynolds posted a video with Hugh Jackman announcing that Wolverine would appear in the third installment of the superhero film franchise. Swift is known for dropping hints about upcoming projects, and the video in which Reynolds and Jackman appeared was shot in the same house where Swift’s All Too Well: The Short Film was shot.
“If we shoot the next Deadpool film in our house, then that would be the location,” Reynolds said of the fan theory.
Although this was not an indication that Swift would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Reynolds stated that he would like to see her in the upcoming film, adding, “Are you kidding me? I would go to any length for that woman. She’s an absolute genius.”
Swift has known Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively for a long time. In fact, Reynolds told Jess Cagle on his Sirius XM show this week that the couple’s daughters were blissfully unaware the woman they considered “just like an aunt” was a global superstar for most of their lives.
“I think what’s most exciting for them is that they thought Taylor was just like an aunt, like a friend of Mommy and Daddy that’s very, very close, almost family,” he explained.
“And then one day they went to a concert and were like, ‘Ohhhhh…'” Reynolds explained.
Reynolds stated in the same interview that he had been asking Jackman to be a part of Deadpool “for six straight years.”
“Ultimately, Hugh said, ‘I think I’m ready to come back,'” Reynolds explained. “All we had to do was sell it to [producer] Kevin Feige, and the next thing you know, here we are.”
Deadpool 3 filming has not yet begun, but Shawn Levy is set to direct the sequel, with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penning the script. Some fans were concerned that Deadpool would be Disneyfied, but the writers assured them that this would not happen.
“Don’t worry about it,” Reese told Den of Geek in an interview. “They’ve been very supportive in that regard.” When it comes to a specific joke, if we cross a line, we might hear, ‘Maybe not that joke,’ at some point.
But I believe they’ve been incredibly supportive of what we’re doing because, obviously, we’ve been doing it separately from them for a long time, and I believe they’ve seen our success and had their own even greater success. So, hopefully, it will be a match made in heaven. But we’ve definitely got their support, which is fantastic.”