‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Doesn’t Require Prior Knowledge Of MCU, Director Says: “This Movie Is Built For Entertainment”

Shawn Levy, the director of Deadpool and Wolverine, doesn’t like homework and does not require moviegoers to have prior knowledge of the MCU to enjoy his latest film.

The filmmaker revealed in a recent interview that the new Marvel movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman is meant to be entertaining.

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“I was a good student in school. I’ll do my homework as an adult. But I am definitely not looking to do homework when I go to the movies,” Levy told AP in an interview.

The MCU has become complex for some to follow, with films and streaming shows being churned out over the years. However, Levy promises this new entry into the Marvel multiverse was made respecting the “rabid fan base” as well.

“I very much made this film with certainly a healthy respect and gratitude towards the rabid fan base that has peak fluency in the mythology and lore of these characters and this world. But I didn’t want to presume that,” he added. “This movie is built for entertainment, with no obligation to come prepared with prior research.”

During CinemaCon, Levy noted that although this is the third film featuring Deadpool, it’s not to be called Deadpool 3.

“As far as crafting the Deadpool and Wolverine story, I just felt privileged every day because you’re talking about two massive movie stars in their most iconic roles,” Levy told Screen Rant during CinemaCon. “It also gave me an opportunity. It’s the third Deadpool movie, but it’s not Deadpool 3. It’s a different thing that’s very much Deadpool and Wolverine. And it’s not trying to copycat anything from the first two movies. They were awesome, but this is a two-hander character adventure.”

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