Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn is in the news for several reasons this week. One, his new spy franchise “Argylle” is in theaters now (read our review), and he’s made some comments about “Deadpool 3” that have stoked the excitement of superhero fandom. Vaughn, who had previously said not too long ago that maybe audiences just need a long break from superhero movies, was singing an entirely different tune.
Maybe that’s because he knows the basic story of “Deadpool 3,” and is so excited about it; he believes, “The Marvel universe is about to have a jolt…and it’s going to bring that body back to life… I think Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are about to save the whole Marvel universe,” he said.
Marvel fans were instantly hyped, and one presumes Kevin Feige and co. might send him a basket for the way he’s stoked fans and the free press he’s given the movie.
But there’s a little bit more to the story. Playlist Managing Editor Charles Barfield recently spoke to Vaughn on The Playlist Podcast for “Aryglle.” During the conversation, Charles brought up the “Deadpool” quote, but because, in a way, it may close the books on something the director started with, “X-Men: First Class,” and he wanted to get the director’s thoughts on that.
But in Vaughn’s response, he potentially hinted at some of the ideas or concepts of his “Kick-Ass” reboot because he said he was worried that “Deadpool 3” might be doing some similar things.
“I know a little bit about it,” Vaughn said of “Deadpool 3,” “But I’m not allowed to talk about it. But I can just tell you what I know about it. It got me so excited that I will be buying a ticket to its opening weekend because I was laughing and laughing.”
“And I had a little bit of fear at the time because I was like, ‘Oh my god, this sounds like maybe what we’re doing with ‘Kick-Ass,’ they’re doing,” he continued, perhaps revealing a bit of what his plans might be. “But I think we can both survive.”
Now, this would potentially be a spoiler if anyone knew the plot of “Deadpool 3.” Now, there are lots of rumors that the superhero movie is a multiverse road trip film, and it’s potentially Marvel’s way of saying goodbye to the 20th Century Fox era of Marvel, but how would that apply to “Kick-Ass”? Because Vaughn noted last fall. “None of the other characters from the other ‘Kick-Ass’ are in it, though we’d like to have them back after the reboot. I can’t really talk about it, but it’s fun!”
Then again, it isn’t easy to speculate on top of something that people are already speculating on, but feel free to sound off in the comments if you think you know what he’s suggesting.
“Argylle” is in theaters now. Listen to the entire conversation below.