As possibly interesting as it may have been, Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool won't be showing up in Spider-Man 3, or whatever the sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home ends up being called. We first heard rumors at the end of May that Marvel's future plans for the Merc With a Mouth may involve everyone's favorite webslinger. Now, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has stepped in to extinguish any hope of that happening.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is just around the corner and the press tour is officially underway. Kevin Feige, during a recent interview, was asked about those Deadpool rumors specifically. While he admits that the studio is currently mulling over the best way to incorporate Wade Wilson, as well as the X-Men and the Fantastic Four into the MCU, now that the Disney merger with Fox is complete, that rumor isn't going to be part of the equation. Here's what Kevin Feige had to say about it.
"No I mean we're certainly having conversations about the future of all of those Fox properties. How to weave them in and when to weave them in. That one, in particular, is not the case."
So at least we can rule out one possibility. Disney getting the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool in the Fox buyout was one of the most high-profile elements of the whole deal, given what that means for the future of the MCU. While Dark Phoenix ended the current version of the X-Men franchise, paving the way for a reboot down the line, Ryan Reynolds' version of Wade Wilson is expected to make the jump. But that could prove to be complicated.
The Deadpool movies firmly exist in the previously established X-Men universe. Since Marvel Studios doesn't want to bring that universe over, they will have to walk a fine line. Perhaps they could use the multiple snaps of the Infinity Gauntlet in Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame to explain Wade Wilson's sudden appearance in the MCU? The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, if we take Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio at his word (which we probably shouldn't), reveals that the snaps ripped open the multiverse. So it's possible that could bring the character into the fold. It just won't be alongside Tom Holland's Peter Parker in his inevitable next solo outing.
The Deadpool movies, unlike the most recent X-Men movies, have proved to be tremendous hits at the box office, bringing in a combined $1.56 billion at the global box office. To boot, both movies were met with widespread critical acclaim. Disney loves money and there is still plenty to be made with Ryan Reynolds as the fan-favorite character. So, one way or another, they're going to find a way to bring him into the MCU fold. It just may be a little while before that happens. Spider-Man: Far From Home, in the meantime, his set to hit theaters on July 2. This news comes to us via Comicbook.com.