Shawn Levy Teases 'Star Wars'-Esque Sequence in 'Deadpool 3'

Director's vision shapes 'Deadpool 3' with a cinematic nod

by Zain ul Abedin
Shawn Levy Teases 'Star Wars'-Esque Sequence in 'Deadpool 3'
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In a recent reveal that is stirring excitement among fans, Shawn Levy, the director of the highly anticipated 'Deadpool 3,' has shared intriguing details about a 'Star Wars-inspired scene that will feature in the movie. Scheduled to premiere on May 3, 2024, the film marks a new chapter for the wise-cracking mercenary, played by Ryan Reynolds, with Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine.

Levy's latest revelation teases the integration of iconic cinematic moments that promise to thrill the audience. During a conversation about the new film, Levy discussed the profound impact of collective movie-watching experiences and referenced a specific scene from 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi' that had a profound effect on him and subsequently influenced a key sequence in 'Deadpool 3.'

He recalled the intense atmosphere in the theater during the pivotal moment when Darth Vader attempts to lure Luke Skywalker to the dark side, a scene that resonated with him and has found its echo in his current work.

Levy's 'Star Wars' Tribute

Levy's homage to the 'Star Wars' franchise was first teased in an essay he penned for Esquire, where he recounted the hushed awe in the theatre as Vader's ultimatum to Luke Skywalker played out on screen.

This moment, ending with the chilling line, "If you do not turn to the dark side, then perhaps your sister will," left the audience in almost 40 seconds of rapt silence, a dramatic pause that Levy aspires to parallel in 'Deadpool 3.'

While Levy has kept the specifics under wraps, he has piqued the curiosity of fans, suggesting that those with a keen eye will recognize the homage when the film releases. This tease of a 'Star Wars'-esque moment is just a slice of what's to come in 'Deadpool 3,' which promises to continue the series' tradition of blending irreverent humour with action-packed scenes.

The combination of Reynolds' and Jackman's on-screen chemistry, alongside Levy's creative direction, anticipates a blockbuster event that will gather crowds and create a shared cinematic moment reminiscent of the golden era of movie-going.

As the release date approaches, fans are eagerly awaiting the return of their beloved characters and the innovative blend of nostalgic tribute with the film's unique brand of comedy and action.