It’s been a little while since I’ve been able to bring you a real big rumor, but this something I couldn’t just sit on because it has ramifications beyond just the character it’s about.
According to a reliable source who has delivered for me in the past, Marvel is currently considering different options to introduce Deadpool into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There are three being floated right now, and two of them are pretty interesting.
These are apparently the options on the table that they are considering to bring Wade Wilson into the MCU:
- A new solo film, such as Deadpool 3.
- A Disney+ limited series.
- Guest-starring in Spider-Man 3.
A Disney+ limited series sticks out, as everything on that service is meant to be family-friendly; or PG-13 at most in the cast of the Marvel Studios stuff. Deadpool can work in a PG-13 environment (the comics mostly are), so that’s definitely an interesting choice to consider in bringing him to the MCU. A limited-series could have all sorts of fun references to the past of the MCU while they integrate him to the universe.
The third option is the most interesting. That Marvel is considering an option of putting Deadpool in Spider-Man 3 is a huge confirmation that Tom Holland really does have a contract for three solo movies with Marvel, like he has said in the past, and that the Marvel-Sony deal will continue as normal into a third movie following Spider-Man: Far From Home.
It’s also not that shocking, as Marvel Comics published a Spider-Man/Deadpool on-going comic and it was pretty popular. The two characters bounce off each other very well, and that would translate great on the big screen with Ryan Reynolds and Tom Holland; if that third option ends being the one they go with.
Obviously there are going to be people mad if they introduce him to the MCU in a PG-13 way, which is what the limited series or Spider-Man 3 would have to be, but as they’re looking at these various options it means that bringing Wade Wilson into the MCU seems to be something of a priority at the moment. Personally I really like the Disney+ limited series idea, six hours of Deadpool is plenty of time to integrate him into the rich MCU history, but the idea of him popping in Spider-Man 3 is also very exciting.
As of right now it’s just a rumor, but hopefully we’ll hear more about the Merc With the Mouth interacting with MCU characters in the near future.