Following Disney’s massive, monopolizing purchase of Fox, the first question amongst fans — at least comic book fans, that is — is when and how Marvel Studios would introduce the newly acquired characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With Marvel Studios finally in control of iconic characters such as the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, it’s merely a matter of when — not if — they’re introduced into the MCU.
And according to recent rumors, Deadpool may be making his assuredly bonkers entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe sooner rather than later, as a report from We Got This Covered indicates that the Merc with a Mouth will make his MCU debut in just two years.
According to sources close to We Got This Covered – the same ones who told us a Ms. Marvel TV show was in the works, and that Ewan McGregor was returning as Obi-Wan – the wisecracking superhero is set to make his debut in a Marvel movie in 2021.
The appearance is expected to come in a post-credits tease that’ll surely cause audiences to go nuts, but when exactly this will happen and at the end of which film remains to be seen.
While Deadpool may never be given an R-rated movie again, Disney would be foolish to mothball the character, as Ryan Reynold’s portrayal of the Merc with a Mouth is one of the most widely beloved comic book characters currently on film.
That said, Deadpool does certainly present an interesting challenge for the Mouse House, as most of what we’ve seen from Wade Wilson’s first two solo films is very much antithetical to the family-friendly nature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe will resume and kick off its Phase 4 when Black Widow is released in theaters on May 1, 2020.
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