Ryan Reynolds Has Promised He’s Not Playing Deadpool In Doctor Strange 2, But The Film’s Writer Explains Where Those Rumors May Have Started

SPOILERS are ahead for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessnow playing exclusively in theaters.

Since Disney acquired Fox Three years ago, Marvel fans have been waiting for the moment the MCU collides with the X-Men universe, most notably through the return of Deadpool. Before Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hit theaters, many thought the sequel would be that moment. While something X-Men related has definitely happened, we’ll still have to look forward to Wade Wilson’s return. That being said, apparently the rumors weren’t groundless.

In February, when Ryan Reynolds was asked if he would be in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, he said he was “promising” he wasn’t in the movie. After Andrew Garfield’s incredible string of performances before appearing in Spider-Man: No Coming Home, many fans understandably didn’t believe Reynolds, but hey, he wasn’t lying! When Michael Waldron, the screenwriter behind Multiverse of Madness, was approached about the Deadpool rumors, he shared that fans weren’t completely off the mark. In his words:

Yes, we talked about it. I think we talked about everything in this movie. So, [it] would have been crazy not to lift that, but ultimately it didn’t seem… It didn’t seem like the right place. But yes, of course, we talked about it.

When we talk to Comicbook.comMichael Waldron bluntly admitted that the Merc with a Mouth was on his and Marvel’s lips while developing the strange doctor after. However, they ultimately decided to save his return for another point in time. And honestly, in the middle all the big ones strange doctor cameoswas there even a place for Wade Wilson?

That being said, Dead Pool 3 is happening and finally moving forward, according to a recent announcement. In March, we learned that free guy and The Adam Projectit is Shawn Levy directs the third dead Pool film after forming a relationship with Ryan Reynolds over the course of two hit action films released in the past year.

In the vast expanse of the Multiverse, the biggest cameos of the latest Marvel movie came in the form of Doctor Strange’s collision with the Illuminati, who are a group of heroes who protect their reality from high-level threats. Strange encountered them on Earth-838, and the members were Charles Xavier from Patrick Stewart, Reed Richards from John Krasinski, Captain Carter from Hayley Atwell, Captain Marvel from Lashana Lynch, Black Bolt from Anson Mount, and Karl Mordo from Chiwetel Ejiofor.

With the Illuminati, Marvel finally made use of two properties previously controlled by Fox, the Fantastic Four and X-Men, but in a way that is upsetting for the MCU at the moment. It appears to be an appetizer for both properties to be fully integrated into the MCU. In other words, the main course hasn’t arrived yet! While Doctor Strange 2 Wasn’t the right place, it seems inevitable, Marvel fans: one day we’ll see Deadpool in the MCU.

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