Deadpool is coming to the MCU and thanks to the character’s ability to break the fourth wall, Marvel Studios can easily explain his sudden existence.
Marvel Studios doesn’t have to exert that much effort in explaining how Deadpool is suddenly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to the character’s ability to break the fourth wall. Among the many implications of Disney’s historic acquisition of Fox’s TV and movie assets, comic book fans zeroed in on the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and all their tie-in characters joining the MCU after existing in a separate world for the longest time. That includes Ryan Reynolds’ super popular anti-hero, Wade Wilson, who has been officially confirmed to be carried over to Kevin Feige’s superhero franchise.
Ever since reports about the potential massive deal came out, theories about how the mutants will be incorporated into the MCU have swirled around. Marvel Studios has officially announced a new iteration of the Fantastic Four with an upcoming film from Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts. Similarly, X-Men is also expected to be rebooted instead of being carried over to the MCU. Despite the brilliant casting by Fox, its continuity is just too convoluted to be incorporated into MCU’s ever-expanding lore. However, things are a little bit more complicated when tackling Deadpool; the spin-off film series is very popular that it would be a waste if Marvel Studios doesn’t simply just absorb it. The problem is, how are they going to explain his sudden re-emergence in the MCU?
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Fortunately for Marvel Studios, Deadpool has one unique ability that could easily justify his transfer from the Fox X-Men Universe to the MCU — his ability to break the fourth wall. Aside from being a great comedic tool as Wade can directly address the viewers, this particular skill also allows him to address not just his position in the MCU, but also the whole set of events that led to it. Being self-aware makes him knowledgeable of the real-world situation that separated the mutants from Marvel in the first place and he could even touch on that just for a fun rundown. This might be humorous for fans who are well versed with what really happened behind the scenes that led to his sudden existence in the MCU, but it could also be a great way to explain to casual viewers the complicated history of the Marvel character rights. This includes why X-Men and Fantastic Four never met the Avengers, and why now that’s already a possibility. Perhaps, he can even mention how Josh Brolin plays both Thanos and Cable.
Of course, Marvel Studios exploring the multiverse through projects like Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is also another way to explain Deadpool’s arrival. While Evan Peters’ Quicksilver in WandaVision turned out to be a ruse, that doesn’t mean that Feige and his team are not planning something for a Fox X-Men Universe and MCU crossover. They pulled the same thing in Far From Home with regard to the concept of the multiverse, and now, they’re properly tackling it. However, using Deadpool’s fourth-wall-breaking powers to explain the situation is just a much easier and pain-free way; it also avoids any inadvertent plot problem down the line.
Right now, Wade is currently only slated to appear in Deadpool 3, which will also be R-rated like its predecessor and the first one in the MCU. Considering that the character has really existed in his own small pocket with very little involvement with the bigger X-Men universe, Marvel Studios can continue that treatment but with side notes to the Avengers and other characters he couldn’t talk about before due to legalities in the meantime just so they can ease him into their franchise. So, by the time the universe finally culminates again through another Avengers movie, Deadpool rubbing elbows with the likes of Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, and Thor won’t be as jarring.
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- Eternals (2021)Release date: Nov 05, 2021
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)Release date: Dec 17, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: Mar 25, 2022
- Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
- Captain Marvel 2 (2022)Release date: Nov 11, 2022
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