Brad Pitt in talks for Deadpool 3

Brad Pitt is negotiating a role in Deadpool 3.

By Nathan Kamal | Published

Brad Pitt is currently in negotiations to appear in the highly anticipated Dead Pool 3. Although the only people confirmed so far to star in the third Deadpool movie are Ryan Reynolds (obviously) and Leslie Uggams (who portrayed Deadpool’s elderly roommate in the first two movies), the cast of one of world’s biggest stars would be a pretty big get for any movie. It is not yet known if Brad Pitt is considered for a leading role in Dead Pool 3 or whether he will return for another potentially macabre cameo.

If chosen, Brad Pitt would not meet Ryan Reynold‘s super-powered mercenary for the first time in Dead Pool 3. In Deadpool 2, the fight club the actor showed up for a one-shot appearance as a member of X-Force; specifically, he played a character named the Vanisher, whose power of invisibility keeps the actor’s identity a secret until his violent death by electrocution. Interestingly, the traditional Marvel Comics version of the Vanisher usually lacks the power of invisibility, but is known as a teleporter; given that he only shows up for a few seconds for a darkly comedic death, that probably doesn’t matter much.

In fact, it’s entirely possible that Brad Pitt will show up (as is) as the Vanisher one more time if he’s cast in Dead Pool 3. Using clever time-travel technology courtesy of Cable (Josh Brolin), Ryan Reynolds spent the mid- and post-credits sequences of Deadpool 2 jumping through reality to bring various people back to life and kill some. others, notably Deadpool’s version of the universally despised X-Men Origins: Wolverine and a version of Ryan Reynolds the actor. In theory, there’s really no reason Brad Pitt can’t return as the Vanisher in Dead Pool 3though that might be a dumb use of his star power.

On the other hand, Brad Pitt could join Dead Pool 3 as a multi-dimensional variant of Cable himself; at one point, he and Michael Shannon were in the running to play the mighty mutant soldier, so having him appear as an alternate version of Josh Brolin would be a typical Deadpool meta-joke. Josh Brolin himself reportedly signed a four-movie deal to appear in movies as Cable, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll appear in Dead Pool 3. After all, now that Disney has access to mutantkind, we could have Cable in all sorts of projects.

Dead Pool 3 will be the first movie in the series to be set in the mainstream Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the first MCU movie confirmed to be rated R. That’s a pretty big change for the show and Marvel, and it looks like Ryan Reynolds plans it close to the chest as to what it means for Deadpool. However, if that means we see Brad Pitt showing up, only to die horribly yet again, we’re okay with that.

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