Screenwriter Michael Waldron said there have been discussions about including Ryan Reynolds among the film’s many cameos.
In the months leading up to “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” speculation grew about which Marvel stars could potentially make cameo appearances in the film. After “Spider-Man: No Way Home” broke the floodgates with its multiverse reveal, leaving the door open for just about anyone.
Over time, one name began to take precedence over all others: Deadpool. Some fans became convinced that Ryan Reynolds would play his beloved goofy superhero in the film, although the actor flatly denied his involvement whenever the subject came up.
“I am really do not in the movie,” Reynolds said. “I promise I’m not in the movie.”
But in true superhero fashion, most online Marvel fans remained convinced that they knew the situation better than Reynolds. On the contrary, his denials have only watered the fire of rumour. After all, Andrew Garfield admitted to blatantly lying about appearing in “No Way Home,” before the film was released, citing a desire to surprise fans.
“I would like the actor to do an incredibly good job of convincing me he wasn’t in it,” Garfield said. “And then I would like to lose my mind in the theater when my instincts proved right. That’s what I would like.”
But “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” finally happened, and Reynolds wasn’t in the movie. But while those fans’ predictions didn’t come true, they may have been more accurate than people thought.
Speaking to Comicbook.com, screenwriter Michael Waldron revealed that fans who were hoping for a Deadpool cameo weren’t entirely Wrong. Although nothing was ever filmed, the Marvel team discussed asking Reynolds to dress for the film.
“Yeah, we talked about it,” Waldron said. “I think we talked about everything in this movie. So, [it] It would have been crazy not to lift that, but in the end it didn’t seem… it didn’t seem like the right place to me. But yes, of course, we talked about it.
While Deadpool‘s absence from the film has undeniably disappointed some fans, the character is set to return to multiplexes soon. Reynolds recently revealed that a third Deadpool movie is “coming,” with Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin on board to pen the script.
Speaking to IndieWire’s Kate Erbland, ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ writer Waldron revealed he was considering many more cameos for the film’s Illuminati twist, but “couldn’t [include them] or we decided for other reasons to go in different directions, [there was] availability of actors,” Waldron said.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is now in theaters.