Shortly after Disney acquired Fox, rumors started circulating that we might see Deadpool in Spider-Man 3. While it’d be great to see Deadpool in the movie, recently Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that we won’t get the Merc With a Mouth in the sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Feige’s comments came during a recent interview with Comicbook.com ahead of Spider-Man: Far From Home’s release next month. When he was asked if there are any truth behind the recent rumors, he said that although the studio is currently figuring out how to proceed with Deadpool, he won’t be in the next Spider-Man movie. He said, “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.”
Feige’s comments aren’t surprising considering Disney completed the deal just recently and the studio is still figuring out how to proceed with Fox’s properties. Although Deadpool is set in the current X-Men universe, both Deadpool movies aren’t particularly related to X-Men’s current trilogy. Most importantly, Dark Phoenix completes the current trilogy which means we will get a reboot sometime in future. However, due to the poor reception of Dark Phoenix, it won’t be surprising if we have to wait few years before that.
Ironically, Deadpool’s absence from X-Men trilogy might be the saving grace for the series. While X-Men movies were heavily criticized over last couple of years, both Deadpool movies were praised by critics. Most importantly, Deadpool 1 and 2 brought over $1.5 billion in box office which should be enough for Disney to make another sequel.
How Deadpool will make an appearance in the MCU remains to be seen. However, as we already know, Spider-Man: Far From Home will see Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio as the main villain. If you are familiar with the character from the comics, then you already know that Mysterio will introduce the concept of multi-verse in MCU. Combined with time travel introduced in Avengers: Endgame, multiverse opens up all sorts of possibilities for Marvel movies going forward. At the moment however, we will have to wait for Spider-Man: Far From Home to get a glimpse of how Disney might be moving forward as the movie will end current phase of Marvel Cinematic Universe.