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It looks like Ryan Reynolds is getting back into shape for his next stint as the merc with a mouth.
The waiting for more information on a possible Deadpool 3 could soon be over as we've just had a big hint that things are starting to move in the right direction.
It's been more than four years since Deadpool 2, which only showed up a couple of years since the original Deadpool movie hit cinemas after that whole incident with the leaked internet footage convinced bosses it was a movie worth making.
Fans have been wondering when the next movie was coming and now one of the clearest indications it's on the way has arrived thanks to personal trainer Don Saladino.
He's helped Reynolds get into shape for plenty of movies, including the previous two Deadpool films. He got fans excited when he shared pictures of Reynolds showing up to train along with the caption 'and so it begins' accompanied by a red dot and crossed swords.
This has surely got to be a reference to Deadpool, and if Ryan Reynolds has begun his training to squeeze himself into that tight red and black suit it could be a sign that filming is set to start soon.
Fans were pretty convinced what the post meant, with one writing 'getting ready for Deadpool hmmmmm?' and another saying they must be 'doing that Deadpool 3 training'.
Details over Deadpool 3 have been sparse, but we do know that Shawn Levy will be in the director's chair for the movie, having recently helmed The Adam Project and Free Guy which both starred Reynolds.
The man himself will obviously be back, while fans will be hoping to see more of the likes of Cable (Josh Brolin), Domino (Zazie Beetz) and Colossus (Stefan Kapičić) who have shown up in the last couple of movies.
Marvel Cinematic Universe head honcho Kevin Feige confirmed last year that Deadpool 3 would be an MCU movie and it would be R-rated.
The movie's writers have confirmed that Disney are taking a very 'hands off' approach to the script, which pretty much means they've got free rein to keep the character as rude and risqué as they want.
There had been big fears that bringing Deadpool into the Marvel fold and launch a movie with Disney's name on it would force him to tone down the humour a bit, but luckily that doesn't seem to be the case.
Now all that's left to do is cross our fingers and hope for a release date announcement.
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