‘Deadpool 3’ Won’t Pick Up Where ‘Deadpool 2’ Left Off: Marvel’s Plans for Change

Following the Disney/Fox merger, all eyes turned to the Merc with a Mouth, for the character — quippy and unquestionably R-rated in his approach to humor — became part of Disney’s mass media conglomerate. Deadpool and Deadpool 2, both bloodbaths, were deemed off-brand concerning the house of mouse. Thus, many fans began to wonder how the character would be incorporated into the MCU.

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Ryan Reynolds ‘Deadpool’ | Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

What will happen with Deadpool? Will Deadpool appear in the MCU? Will he be featured in another standalone installment? The questions go on and on. However, recent reports indicate that Deadpool will be spattered across the MCU and Disney+ shows, with the potential of making his marvel debut in Thor: Love and Thunder, according to We Got This Covered. 

While people began to worry that Deadpool would never reach the silver screen (in his individual glory) again, recent reports confirm that Deadpool 3 will be coming to fans; however, the film may not proceed Fox’s previous installments.

According to We Got This Covered, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool will be introduced to the MCU via the same device used to introduce J.K. Simmons return as J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: Far From Home. 

What we know about ‘Deadpool 3’ so far: Marvel plans to step in a (slightly) new direction 

According to We Got This Covered, while Deadpool is confirmed to be joining the MCU, there exists a challenge for making him mesh with the universe’s narrative continuity, following two previous appearances under Fox.

An insider told We Got This Covered that Marvel plans to introduce Deadpool as a slightly different version of the Fox character. J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson was slightly altered to fit within Marvel’s world, and Deadpool will allegedly receive similar treatment for the same reason.

Considering Deadpool is rumored to be appearing in Thor: Love and Thunder, it’s likely that the character will appear in the post-credits scene — new and improved — to give viewers a brief taste of the revamped character. 

While Deadpool will be slightly altered, the source confirmed that he will still be a jokester with a similar disposition. The difference: his story won’t pick up where Deadpool 2 left off. It’s likely that the MCU will do away with the character’s history to forge a path that works best for phases 5 and 6. 

Considering this character can break the fourth wall, Marvel will probably contrive a funny way to explain his alterations — whatever they may consist of — as part of the movie. Such an approach will mesh with the existing formula developed by Fox while laying the groundwork for what’s gone astray; the character should seamlessly become a Marvel property while retaining what fans love most about him…if all goes to plan. 

Deadpool’s standalone appearances will allegedly still be R-rated; however, when he joins the others, some of his natural qualities may be downplayed, just a little, to work with a PG-13 rating.