Deadpool 3 has suffered a setback at the start of filming, as Ryan Reynolds is not allowed to improvise any lines as Wade Wilson in the new film.
Reynolds has starred in two Deadpool movies so far, with a host of talent joining the actor for the conclusion of the ‘Merc with a Mouth’ trilogy. The Deadpool 3 cast includes returning stars from the character’s first two films, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and new characters debuting for Deadpool’s first adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While Reynolds would surely want to come up with creative quips and improvisations about Deadpool joining the MCU during filming, he legally can’t.
As reported by Collider, the start of filming for Deadpool 3 comes amid the strike by the Writers Guild of America, which significantly affects the film.
Under the 2020 Writers Guild of America agreement, producers and directors can do “minor, inadvertent adjustments to dialogue or narration made before or during the principal photography period“. However, that does not apply to Reynolds, the star of the franchise.
As The Hollywood Reporter points out, under the rules of the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, As one of the writers on Deadpool 3, Reynolds is not allowed to make any changes to the film’s script while the strike is in progress.
As the actor is known for creating different types of jokes during filming, Deadpool 3 will have to do without that key aspect of its star, for as long as the film’s production is operating amid the strike by the Writers Guild of America.