All The Details Of How Deadpool May Be Joining The MCU Explained
You might have heard that our favorite antihero, Deadpool, might become a member of the MCU, and we bet you got as excited as us. However, several complications might prevent our dream from becoming a reality, and we are not only referring to the slow-as-a-snail deal between Disney and Fox.
But the good news is that we have found a way in which we could see Wade Winston Wilson joining the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yeah, yeah; we know you might be having mixed feelings about it, but don't you want to know how it could happen? Just scroll down and figure it out in our following article.
The background of the character
For Marvel fans, it was a long wait to finally see the Merc with a Mouth on the big screen, and its film debut was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in which Ryan Reynolds portrayed an amoral and highly-skilled mercenary with some katanas, but it was not as good as everyone expected for the well-known character.
But then in February 2016, his solo movie premiered with Reynolds reprising the role. It was so well received that we even got a sequel with Deadpool 2 this year. As you might know, the character, along with the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, belonged to 20th Century Fox until last year.
On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company unveiled a definite agreement with 21st Century Fox to merge the two companies. It means that the giant will acquire the cable entertainment, the filmed one, and direct broadcast satellite divisions, which comprise, among many, 20th Century Fox studio.
As a result, all the mutants and the antihero were added to Marvel Studios' arsenal of figures. So it is a fact that Deadpool will be able to be in the MCU once the deal is closed, but the remaining question is: when? Well, if you thought that the character was the answer to defeating Thanos in Avengers 4, think again.
According to Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, they have carefully laid-out plans for the movies that have been set out with a lot of anticipation, so a last-minute insertion in the upcoming film of phase three is very unlikely to happen. We're sorry if we destroyed your illusions!
Moreover, we all know that each phase covers a specific time gap and particular events. The third one will be over next year with the last installment of Avengers. Phase fourth will start with Spiderman: Far From Home and, although Marvel Studios hasn't shared its productions plan, we are sure they have it all covered.
Therefore, the chances are that a Deadpool movie in the MCU will be introduced during phase five. According to the Independent, Marvel has some yet-untitled’ films for 2020 that could be part of phase four and would probably include Guardians 3. So it is safe to assume that the fifth one will occur in around three years.
The problem with breaking the fourth wall
One of the things that we love about the antihero's movies is the fact that they impressively broke the fourth wall, adding extra information and some humor in the narrative. This, in fact, could be an advantage when trying to introduce the figure in the MCU. What would be better than having Wade explain the situation himself?
We know the deal has been tedious and convoluted, so we are sure fans would love to hear a humorous explanation from the main character. Deadpool even breaks the fourth wall in the comics, so Disney cannot leave out this narrative tool. On the contrary, the company can use it in its advantage.
An overhaul of the character?
Okay; we have to be honest and say that the Fantastic Four movies did not do well and were not even close to how amazing these characters are in the books. Therefore, to introduce them to the MCU, they might suffer an overhaul for good. Moreover, we don't think they can get any worse, honestly.
As for the X-men, the films haven't been bad, but they have had convoluted characters and timelines. We have also seen characters like Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Therefore, it is understandable that the mutants also need a reboot before joining the MCU racks.
This takes us to the mercenary antihero, and the one-million-dollar question is: does he need an overhaul? Considering that his movies are quite recent and they both received rave reviews, we don't find it necessary to reboot the series. Wade Wilson is already cool enough; leave him like that.
Two other drawbacks
When James Gunn, the director of the first two installments of Guardians of the Galaxy, was asked about the idea of combining the characters in the latter's movie with Deadpool, he stated a resounding yes. We also loved the idea, but there might be a few inconveniences about the antihero teaming up with the Guardians or the Avengers.
Firstly, he is not known for being a great team player. Do you remember his last team? Yes; we don't need to say more. Moreover, we have a tiny problem with the rating. Avengers and other MCU films are rated PG-13, whereas Deadpool is R. Just look at the violence, language, and tone in the latter, and you can tell the differences.
However, this could be easily solved. Do you remember the time before the Avengers? The characters were immersed in their own movies without interacting with others. This could be a solution for Deadpool joining the universe without losing his rating.
He can still be in the MCU without crossing paths with action heroes such as Thor or Spider-Man. Do you think he would try to be Tony Stark's BFF? No; we don't think so either. We are sure everyone prefers to maintain Deadpool movies with their ratings and the specific brand of humor we all love.
An alternative universe?
This can only happen in movies, but there is a remote possibility that Deadpool could exist within the MCU but in a different universe along with the rest of the heroes from the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. If this sounds like a far-fetched idea, fear not because the info was even hinted by Bog Iger.
The very CEO of Disney once said that the deal could open up the opportunity to reunite the mentioned characters with the Marvel family under one roof and "create richer, more complex worlds of inter-related characters and stories." It seems like Wade wouldn't be alone in another universe.
Is it possible not to leave Deadpool out of the fun?
Yes; we totally believe it is possible. Consider Spider-Man; this star is no stranger to reboots, and yet, Tom Holland found his way to Captain America: Civil War with a soft enhancement. Thus, we easily see Wilson meeting briefly with other heroes the same way Spider-Man did it.
We have to be honest; actor Ryan Reynolds did a fantastic job bringing the antihero to life, and even the creator of the character, Rob Liefeld, agrees with us. He once said Deadpool was bound to be a success provided that Reynolds is involved with the figure. It feels like there could be room in the MCU for an R-rated antihero.
An out-of-the-ordinary acquisition
It would be very nice to see the Avengers dealing with another unpredictable and nearly indestructible character again. They already had the experience with The Hulk, a beast that could be their best ally or their worst enemy, but things got better after Thor: Ragnarok.
We already said that teamwork is not part of Deadpool's listed abilities in his CV, but although he wouldn't be a regular member of the heroes' group, we can see him occasionally being helpful and troublesome at the same time. This is similarly true with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
There is no reason why he couldn't cross over other superheroes from time to time should the situation call for it, and it would be even amusing to see Wade trying to adhere to the PG-13 rating. Plus, Marvel followers thought they had received direct confirmation in one of Deadpool's movie.
Fans worldwide were euphoric when something that appeared to be the shield Helicarrier showed up at some point. It could indicate that Wilson is already packing up his luggage riddled with weapons to move to the MCU. However, Tim Miller, Blur's CEO, stated that the vehicle that appeared in the movie wasn't related to S.H.I.E.L.D.
The leader of the studio behind Deadpool's visual effects, animation, and design explained that the floating combat platform is used by many characters, not only the secret organization. Moreover, legal issues could've arisen if they included the symbol at that time, but the similarities show how easy it'd be to introduce Deadpool.
Well, we know the future of many of our favorite superheroes is uncertain, and we are all looking forward to the end of phase 3. However, we cannot stop thinking about the way Deadpool could fit in all that mix. What do you think about his inclusion? Is it possible? Share your comments with us in the section below! Until next time!