Deadpool Creator Suggests Solution To Ryan Reynolds Not Being Able To Improv On Deadpool 3

Deadpool 3 cannot see Ryan Reynolds improv during production, but the character’s comic book creator has one suggestion to solve that issue. Deadpool 3 is a major endeavor, with the movie being the first set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Fox X-Men hero. Reynolds leads Deadpool 3’s cast, which includes Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine, past characters from the last two Deadpool movies, and more. Deadpool 3’s story could be in danger due to the movie hitting a roadblock in production, but there is a way to circumvent the problem.
On Twitter, Deadpool comic book co-creator Rob Liefeld addressed Reynolds not being able to improv during Deadpool 3’s filming, suggesting a solution.

I keep reading all this “Oh no, Ryan Reynolds can’t improvise on DP3 stuff…” you know that he’s wearing a mask and that in post-production he can ad lib like crazy. ADR is where really fun bits happen.

— robliefeld (@robertliefeld) June 1, 2023

As Reynolds wears a mask for most of the film, Liefeld positions that the actor could use the Additional Dialog Replacement — ADR — process to improvise lines that he cannot during production, which seems like a perfect solution.
Why Ryan Reynolds Cannot Improv Lines During Deadpool 3 Filming

Reynolds is not allowed to improvise lines for the movie because of the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike. The WGA is striking for better working conditions for writers, which include a focus on new streaming residuals rules and combating the use of AI to replace writers on scripts. As one of Deadpool 3’s writers, Reynolds improvising lines would be considered a breach of the strike’s rules.
Reynolds is a big force behind the Deadpool movies, with his characteristic brand of humor being a perfect fit with the character’s, which is why the R-rated franchise became so popular in the first place. Deadpool 3 not being able to feature the actor’s spontaneity during filming is a big miss for the movie, as that aspect has been pointed out multiple times in the past as being one of the key factors that led to some of the Deadpool movies’ funniest moments.
Thankfully, Deadpool 3 can circumvent that issue by using Liefeld’s suggestion, which Reynolds already has experience doing. At the time of Deadpool 2’s release, composer Tyler Bates revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Reynolds “continued writing and updating the movie” well into post-production. The actor was able to use “the full body suit and cutting maneuvers in editing (…) to change lines and jokes right up to picture lock.” Based on that, there is nothing to fear with Reynolds’ improv ban, as the actor can just come up with some exciting jokes for Deadpool 3 in post-production after the WGA strike ends
Source: Rob Liefeld/Twitter & THR

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