Is Deadpool finally coming to the MCU?
The Infinity Saga is squarely in our rearview mirrors within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And, as of right now, we have a near-infinite number of question marks surrounding its future. Even COVID aside, Marvel Studios now owns the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Additionally, they have a potential multiverse angle in the works, and an odd relationship with Sony, meaning how Spider-Man fits into this whole thing is still largely unknown. But there’s one more character who can throw a wrench in the proverbial machine. I’m talking about Deadpool.
Deadpool had arguably the most successful and consistent run over at 20th Century Fox, with his relatively lower-budget enterprises bringing wonderful profits to the studio. Normal business sense would dictate that he had some future over in the MCU, but given his R-rated nature, it was unclear if that would even be possible.
Now, scooper Daniel Richtman has shared a new rumor to his Patreon account (via TheDirect). According to him, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is interested in signing Ryan Reynolds (aka Deadpool) the “biggest” deal in MCU history. Of course, the word “biggest” is quite a word, as it comes with all sorts of implications. The report states that it likely means Reynolds will effectively sign on to more MCU projects than any other MCU actor before him.
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Of course, this is just a rumor, but Richtman is a trusted scooper, and this could line up with everything else we’ve been hearing. As you may have noticed, there does seem to be quite an emphasis on the idea of a multiverse in the MCU. We have reports of Jamie Foxx returning as Electro, along with rumors of Kirsten Dunst and Dane DeHaan returning in some capacity. And lest we forget Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
It almost feels like the MCU is trying to out-multiverse DC. With that in mind, bringing in Deadpool could be an extra twist that could be justified. Now, whether or not Deadpool could continue his R-rated shenanigans is another matter entirely. At the very least, it appears the potential for Ryan Reynolds’ brand of humor to MCU is still there.
What do you think of Deadpool potentially joining the MCU? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: Daniel Richtman (via TheDirect)