Is Ryan Reynolds Fired by Disney? Here’s What the Rumor Is All About

Published 12/19/2023, 3:19 AM EST

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Ryan Reynolds stepping back into the role of Deadpool has had fans tapping their feet in anticipation. After a series of delays, Disney finally set a domestic release date for the threequel on July 26, 2024. However, whispers about Deadpool 3 marking the end of Ryan Reynolds’ association with Disney, and his potential departure from the expansive $170.74 billion studio, have injected uncertainty into the mix. 

These rumors sparked numerous questions about the reasons behind his departure from the studio and the potential impact on the future of the Deadpool franchise. As the rumors continue to circulate, here is the truth behind the entire story.

Ryan Reynolds allegedly fired from four Disney movies

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Youtuber Mike Zeroh recently dropped a bombshell update on Deadpool 3 that could have seismic implications. As per Zeroh, Reynolds’ future with Disney might be on shaky ground because of persistent creative differences. These conflicts led to a drastic move by the board and they are allegedly removing Reynolds from four Disney projects, for which he was slated as a co-writer. These projects were from both Phase Six and Seven of the mutant era in MCU. 

Zeroh also shared that these conflicts extended beyond creative differences and also involved Robert Iger’s cost containment plan. The association was allegedly reducing the pay for their co-writers and main writers for their MCU timeline. Reynolds who was gearing up to become the co-writer, and to even direct a bunch of movies, did not agree with the plan. While Reynolds remains involved in Deadpool 3, Zeroh claimed this could mark his swan song with Disney.

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The Deadpool franchise has become a fan favorite for its unique R-rated and dark content that deviates from the typical superhero movie formula. MCU, traditionally associated with family-friendly content, will be entering uncharted territory with Deadpool 3 as the universe has never really churned out any R-rated movies. Karan Soni assured fans that there would be no changes in terms of its R-rated content, in a Comic Book interview. 

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The only change with Deadpool in the MCU could be the lack of scope for improvisation from Ryan Reynolds. With the Hollywood strikes, Reynolds had to stick to the script written before the strike. Kevin Feige is unlikely to mess with a recipe that has already proven to work. However, this lack of creative liberty could be one of the reasons that has cast a shadow over Reynolds’ run in MCU. 

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Hriddhi Maitra

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Hriddhi Maitra is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. An enthusiastic movie buff, Hriddhi found her true calling when she worked as a Cinema Content Writer at My Cinema Story while analyzing movies objectively, and offering constructive feedback. Coming from a background where she worked in different niches like finance, food, travel, medicines, automobile, and entertainment, we can safely say she is a jack of all trades.

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