Deadpool 3’s Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy Announce Next Movie Collaboration With Boy Band

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  • Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy are teaming up for their fourth collaboration, Boy Band, along with Marvel’s Deadpool 3 and an unnamed heist comedy.
  • Levy’s involvement in Boy Band has been confirmed as part of Paramount Pictures’ renewed first-look deal with Reynolds’ production company.
  • Levy and Reynolds have a strong working relationship and were predicted to continue collaborating by Hugh Jackman, who has also worked with both actors.


Deadpool 3 star Ryan Reynolds and director Shawn Levy are reteaming for the upcoming Boy Band. This will mark the fourth collaboration between the two, following Free Guy, The Adam Project, and Marvel’s highly anticipated Deadpool 3. The two are also attached to a fifth project, an as yet unnamed heist comedy. While details surrounding Boy Band are scarce, we do know that Reynolds will star and produce, Levy will direct, and Jesse Andrews (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) co-scribed the film’s script alongside Reynolds.


Boy Band was announced in February 2023, but the extent of Levy’s participation was unknown at the time. Confirmation of Levy at the helm comes as Paramount Pictures renews its first-look development deal with Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort Productions through December 2026. Multiple features have been confirmed through the deal’s announcement: Boy Band; Starter Villain, which is set to be adapted for the screen by Andrews; Eloise, based on the book series of the same name; and Gaslight Express, which will reunite Reynolds with Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.


Maximum Efforts Productions, launched in 2018 by Reynolds and George Dewey, has a long list of credits including features such as Deadpool 2 and Deadpool 3, Reynolds’ projects with Levy, and the acclaimed sports documentary series Welcome to Wrexham.


Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds Upcoming Projects


Late last year, we learned that Reynolds and Levy would rejoin forces for a heist comedy that landed on Netflix following an eight-company bidding war. The film is described as an “ensemble in the spirit of an Oceans Eleven” with an international setting.


During an interview with PEOPLE, Levy shared that another Deadpool 3 star predicted the strong connection between him and Reynolds: Hugh Jackman.


“It’s all thanks to Hugh. He predicted this 11 years ago. I vividly remember him saying, ‘I’m friends with this guy Ryan Reynolds, and if you ever meet, you guys are going to never stop working together again,” Levy said.


Levy and Reynold’s first project, the action comedy Free Guy, premiered in 2021. Levy, who has worked alongside Jackman in Real Steel, Free Guy (where Jackman voices an avatar), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and Deadpool 3 says that working with the two actors has “been an absolute blast.”


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Deadpool 3 lands in theaters on July 26. Along with Reynolds and Jackman, it features Morena Baccarin, Jennifer Garner, Emma Corrin, and Matthew Macfadyen.


Before we see Reynolds back in Deadpool’s tactical suit this summer, however, he will appear in IF alongside John Krasinski (who has also scribed, directed, and co-produced the film), Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, Alan Kim, and Liza Colón-Zayas. IF premieres May 17, 2024. Up next, Levy will work on the fifth and final season of Stranger Things and Starman, an upcoming film about an alien that goes to Earth and takes on the body of a widow’s husband.


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Deadpool 3

Release Date
July 26, 2024

Studio
Marvel Studios

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