Expansive as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has proven to be, there have been some glaring omissions to its pantheon. For the most part, that’s been due to various characters residing at other studios, as Spider-Man didn’t arrive on the scene until Phase Three. But now that Disney owns Fox, that means the likes of the X-Men and Fantastic Four can be woven into the tapestry.
Aside from Wolverine, I think Deadpool may be the character fans are most excited to see in the MCU once everything is straightened out. And once he does show up, there’s a very good chance it’ll still be Ryan Reynolds under the mask.
Obviously, we can’t slap an exact date on when that may be, but let’s hope it happens before too long. If not for True Believers the world over, then for the sake of Don Cheadle, who recently said the following in hopes that D. Piddy join the Avengers:
“Yeah, I think that Deadpool would, I think we want to see that.”
When you think about it, the beauty of Deadpool’s silver screen iteration is that he kind of exists independently from the rest of Fox’s Marvel flicks. After all, any X-Men showing up in his movies are entirely separate from what’s been going on since the First Class crew took over the mainline series. Thus, it’d be quite easy to carry him over into the MCU without making major changes.
The only possible downside is that Deadpool will have to clean up his language whenever appearing in potential team-up movies. In my view though, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if, say, Wade Wilson had to curb the F-bombs so that he can team up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. As long as he otherwise stays true to character, then I’d consider that to be a fair trade-off.