Deadpool 3 star promises that it won't "feel different" despite now being in the MCU

Karan Soni in Deadpool
(Image credit: Marvel)

Karan Soni says Deadpool 3 feels just like the first two films, despite now being in the Disney-owned Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"I have begun working on that one, so I can say that it is the same as the other two. It's like hard R. There's a lot of that stuff. So it does not feel different," Soni told  "The only thing that, for me, is different is that I have not gotten the script this time. The other two, we did get it, it's a big difference, at least for me, the MCU part of it vs. the Fox/Marvel part of it. They're so strict. So I've only seen glimpses of what I'm in."

Soni played New York City Taxi driver Dopinder in Deadpool and Deadpool 2, a naive but optimistic man who takes Deadpool's deadly advice a bit too seriously. Soni will reprise the role in Deadpool 3.

He continued, "When I did some of the stuff, I saw some things that I didn't know were in the thing. I think, I would just say it this way: Ryan [Reynolds] doesn't need to do any of these movies unless he gets to do his version of it and he is such a star, and, I don't need to say this, a creative genius. He's taking this opportunity and really pushing everything and, definitely, he's doing a lot of cool stuff. I feel very optimistic about it."

Karan is one of many returning cast members returning for the threequel: Brianna Hildebrand will reprise her role as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, with Shioli Kutsuna returning as Negasonic's girlfriend Yukio. Rob Delaney is set to return as X-Force member Peter, first introduced in Deadpool 2.

We recently caught our first glimpse of Reynolds in the classic red-and-black suit, confirming that the Merc with a Mouth is indeed back.

Deadpool 3 is set to hit theaters on May 3, 2024. For more, check out our guide to the Marvel timeline, or find out how to watch the Marvel movies in order.

Lauren Milici
Senior Writer, Tv & Film

Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent's Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Her work has been published in Fandom, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Vulture, PopSugar, Fangoria, and more.