Death has never been permanent in the comic book genre, and that’s become even more true now that the multiverse is in play. Chris Evans recently entered talks to reprise his role as Steve Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and while he’s pleaded ignorance on the matter so far, there are literally infinite timelines and possibilities that he can be plucked from.
As for Robert Downey Jr., while there’s been no official word that he’s on his way back to the MCU as Tony Stark, he’s been linked to almost all of the 25 projects that the studio currently has in development. And at this point, it seems we’re just waiting on the announcement from Marvel Studios to confirm how, when and where he’ll return.
One thing we’ve heard from our sources, though – the same ones who told us a young Luke Skywalker would show up in The Mandalorian, and that Marvel is developing a Disney Plus series for War Machine – is that a certain Merc with a Mouth has piqued RDJ’s curiosity. According to our intel, the actor is reportedly a huge fan of both Deadpool and Ryan Reynolds, and wants to work with him in some capacity when he returns to the MCU.
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While nothing is confirmed just yet, we’re told that some interactions between Tony Stark and Wade Wilson could be on the cards, and based on Deadpool‘s love of breaking the fourth wall, it wouldn’t necessarily have to impact the main timeline, either.
After all, we’ve seen the foul-mouthed assassin travel back in time to get involved in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and shoot Ryan Reynolds in the head to stop him from starring in Green Lantern, so there’s no reason why he couldn’t visit Tony in one of the many potential alternate realities/timelines and share some scenes with him.