The impending introduction of Deadpool into the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been the subject of more rumors and speculation than any other comic book adaptation on the horizon, which is ironic because we know so little about it. So far, the only official information we have about the Merc with a Mouth’s debut as part of the world’s biggest and most popular franchise is that the project is in active development, which was confirmed by star Ryan Reynolds almost a year ago.
Besides that, there’s no other talent attached to Deadpool 3, no indication of when cameras could start rolling, which isn’t helped by Reynolds’ jam-packed schedule, no word on whether we’ll be getting a watered down PG-13 Wade Wilson or if the threequel will mark the MCU’s first R-rated movie, or even the merest hint of a start date for production or locked down release on the calendar.
However, the character’s irreverent and fourth wall-breaking nature will definitely be retained or it isn’t Deadpool at all, as X-Men Origins: Wolverine found out over a decade ago, but we’ve now heard from our sources – the same ones that told us the Fast & Furious franchise is headed to space and Disney is developing live-action remakes of Robin Hood and Bambi, all of which were correct – that nobody in the MCU will have the faintest idea of who the Merc even is when he eventually shows up.
According to our intel, Deadpool will very much remember his adventures under the Fox banner, but no one else will, and that even extends to supporting characters from his solo franchise like Cable, Domino, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Colossus and Vanessa, should they also end up being brought back whenever the project finally starts gathering some forward momentum. In other words, the Merc will be the only one who realizes that he’s been rebooted, which fits in with his self-aware nature, of course, and he’ll have to go about forging new friendships/relationships with all of his usual allies.