Marvel fans worldwide are rejoicing following the official announcement of Deadpool 3. Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter today to reveal that the film is already in the works, with the release date being slated for September 6th, 2024. And as if that wasn’t enough, he’s not alone this time.
Hugh Jackman is also set to co-star in the film as Wolverine. He would be returning to the role seven years after his last outing in the emotional swan song film Logan. The film will be directed by Free Guy and The Adam Project director; Shawn Levy. Check out the announcement below.
Hard keeping my mouth sewn shut about this one. ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/OdV7JmAkEu
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 27, 2022
Picking up where we left off with Deadpool
In Deadpool 2, the film introduced to the concept of time travel as a significant plot device. Cable, portrayed by Josh Brolin, who coincidentally is also Thanos in the MCU, utilized a time travel device that allowed him to travel back in time to save his family from a potentially dystopian future.
At the end of the movie, Deadpool takes the device to Ellie and Yukio, who repair it, and Wade uses it to travel across time and fix multiple mistakes. At first, he uses the device to save Vanessa, from her death at the beginning of the movie. But then Wade continues to use the device to alter the events of the timeline further.
Using the MCU’s rules to tie Deadpool to the MCU
For a second, let’s look into the concept of time travel from Avengers: Endgame. In that film, and therefore the MCU, time travel focuses more on moving from one universe to another at any specific point in time. In other words, when someone travels in time in the MCU, you’re traveling from one universe to another. For a more in-depth explanation of the rules and concepts of the Multiverse, check out my Rules of the Multiverse Saga article!
With that in mind, if Deadpool 3 chose to explain the events of the previous film and tie them to the MCU lore, then Deadpool would have been hopping from universe to universe whenever he decided to travel back in time to alter the events of his timeline. If that were the case, Deadpool could easily be responsible for several incursions between multiple universes.
Deadpool’s multiversal road-trip
Last year, Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter to spill some details about Deadpool 3, dubbing it a road trip movie with Wolverine. Now, things can often change over time, but if the film is still a “road trip” movie, it could take Deadpool (and possibly even Wolverine) across multiple corners and universes within the Marvel Multiverse.
Just imagine the chaos that Deadpool would leave in his wake as he jumps from universe to universe, causing incursions everywhere he goes. On top of that, he’d bring along Wolverine for the ride. This concept could play out exceptionally well with Reynolds‘ Deadpool, as you’re granting him a “carte blanche” to do as he pleases in this movie.
Who or what would be the antagonist of Deadpool 3?
Say the film will deal with Deadpool and Wolverine traveling across the multiverse. If their travels do indeed leave incursions across the Multiverse, he would certainly garner attention from a number of individuals whose job is to guard the Multiverse against threats that cause incursions.
This means we could see the return of some form of the Illuminati in this film, especially if Reynolds and Marvel choose to set this film prior to the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Having a handful of cameos from the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart, John Krasinski, Hayley Atwell, Anson Mount, and Lashana Lynch would certainly be an interesting addition. Krasinski even took to Twitter to comment on the reveal of Deadpool 3.
Wait… is this our movie? https://t.co/eOnGPEZZov
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) September 27, 2022
It’s important to remind everyone that Krasinski and Reynolds are teaming up in the upcoming Imaginary Friends film. So while it is unlikely that Krasinski tweeted that to tease a return to the MCU, it would be nice to see him again as Earth-838’s Mr. Fantastic.
Another great possibility would be seeing Deadpool and Wolverine face off against the Time Variance Authority. The idea of Owen Wilson as Mobius interrogating Reynolds‘ Deadpool would be an interesting matchup.
One pitch from a fellow writer; Drew Reed, also would make fantastic sense for this film, having Deadpool take on variants of himself in the form of the Evil Deadpool Corps.
But what do you think the third Deadpool movie will be about? Are you excited to see Deadpool and Wolverine finally team up once more on the big screen? Let us know on social media!