Well, well, well… round and round we go. Just a few months after it seemed as though Deadpool to the Marvel Cinematic Universe was never going to happen, there are rumors — from pretty legitimate sources, mind you — that Marvel Studios is now looking to sign Ryan Reynolds to “appear in more MCU projects than any other actor in franchise history, as Deadpool/Wade Wilson.”
It’s RUMORED (with weight) that Kevin Feige & Marvel Studios are interested in signing Ryan Reynolds to appear in more MCU projects than an any other actor in franchise history, as Deadpool/Wade Wilson. This is insanely interesting & incredibly awesome if true.
— DR Movie News 📽 (@DRMovieNews1) October 4, 2020
Ever since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox — and therefore iconic Marvel Comics characters such as the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool — it seemed as though it was a matter of if, not when, Reynold’s Wade Wilson popped up in the franchise. However, as the months have passed, the crossover has seemed less and less likely, especially with Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld essentially calling an eventual third Deadpool film dead-to-rights.
“You know what? There may not be another Deadpool, and I’m fine. Because I have to live with the fact that I had two amazing experiences, two movies I’m extremely proud of, I love knowing everybody on those movies,” Liefeld told Collider in July.
However, just because Deadpool won’t be getting his own third solo film does not mean he won’t have a role to play in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Given that Deadpool is already an established and successful product that’s portrayed one of the world’s most famous actors, including him in Hollywood’s most popular franchise seems like a no-brainer. Deadpool is also uniquely suited to jump between franchises — from Fox’s previous X-Men universe to Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe — as his fourth-wall-breaking-ways allow for the blatant timeline confusion to be explained through comedy, i.e., Deadpool can literally look into the camera and say “Yeah, I’m in the Avengers movies now, deal with it.”
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