We already know Deadpool is coming to the MCU. The question is how everyone’s fourth favorite, R-rated Marvel character will fit into the more serious and heroic tone of the Marvel movies; yes, that still includes Thor: Ragnarok.
But Deadpool 3 writer Rhett Reese shed some light on that, noting that Ryan Reynolds’ portrayal of Deadpool won’t pretend to rub shoulders harmoniously with the Avengers.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for fish out of water,” Reese explained in the BroBible Post-Credit Podcast (opens in a new tab). “Deadpool is a madman at the center of a movie. Dropping a madman into a very sane world is pure butter. It’s going to be really fun.
Screenwriter Rhett Reese says ‘Deadpool 3’ will be a ‘fish out of water’ story 💀 “It’s a wonderful opportunity for fish out of water. Deadpool is a madman at the center of a movie. Dropping a madman in a very sane world is pure butter. It’s going to be really fun. pic.twitter.com/EMZ21Eh7dYJune 22, 2022
This seems like the most logical way to bring Deadpool into the MCU, without dropping all the fourth wall breaking he did in the previous films. Movies that were clearly unrelated to the MCU.
How Deadpool 3 Could Fit Into The MCU
We can imagine Deadpool turning back to the camera to comment on how tight Steve Rogers’ uniform is, how Loki’s horned helmet could make up for something, or that Bucky Barnes is as intriguing as a saucer of milk. .
Obviously, this would all depend on whether Deadpool 3 takes place before or after Avengers: Endgame. But we can see that such on-camera side commentary is an essential part of Deadpool fitting into the MCU. Or more precisely, deliberately not fit in. If nothing else, it would give Wade Winston Wilson the opportunity to meet the characters he referenced in previous Deadpool movies.
What will be interesting is whether Deadpool will retain his brand of crude humor in a film that would almost certainly be destined for Disney Plus at some point. This is where most existing MCU movies have ended up.
Deadpool 3 has already been confirmed to be an R-rated movie, which would be a first for Disney Plus in the US. While this isn’t Marvel’s first mature property under the Disney streaming banner, that honor goes to TV-MA rated titles like Daredevil. and the rest of the Defenders Saga (though Disney didn’t produce them; they’re from the Netflix and Marvel collaboration).
We won’t get our first look at all of this until we get a Deadpool 3 trailer. But that might be a long way off, since we don’t even have a release date yet. But we suspect Deadpool 3 could arrive sometime later in 2023, following other upcoming Marvel movies like Ant-man and The Wasp: Quantumania and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, slated for February and May releases respectively.
In the meantime, you can have fun with the sarcastic messages of Deadpool’s Twitter account (opens in a new tab)or check out our guide on how to watch Marvel movies in order if you’ve got some MCU to catch up on.