How Many Avengers Will Be in the MCU’s ‘Deadpool 3′: Who Is Joining Ryan Reynolds’ Merc With a Mouth?

Ryan Reynold’s Merc with a Mouth received two R-Rated installments under Fox prior to the Fox/Disney merger, which placed the X-Men, Deadpool, and the Fantastic Four in Kevin Feige’s hands. So, what’s going to happen now that Deadpool is part of the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)?

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Ryan Reynolds attends the ‘Deadpool’ fan event at AMC Empire Theatre | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Multiple questions have surfaced surrounding Deadpool: will he still be as brash and as brazen as he was in the prior two installments? Will his comedy still lean in the “for mature audiences only” direction? Or, will the character to be sanitized to fit with Disney’s family-friendly films? And, if Deadpool teams up with existing Avengers, who will he team up with? Which characters could work alongside Deadpool, without changing their ways or detracting from Deadpool’s unique (to say the least) appeal? 

Recent rumors suggest that Marvel Studios may be planning to bring a handful of Avengers into Deadpool’s first installment as part of the MCU. And, the choices should mesh narratively (and in terms of the presumable character dynamics). So, let’s dive in. 

Insider reports suggest that 3 Avengers may appear in ‘Deadpool 3’

According to We Got This Covered (WGTC), Marvel Studios may bring a few Avengers into Deadpool 3 to ease the character’s transition into the landscape. Relying on the same sources who suggested Marvel had plans to bring Daredevil into the MCU prior to Daniel RPK’s corroboration, WGTC reported that three Avengers are on the studio’s radar. 

Allegedly, the studio would likely to include or or more of the following existing heroes: Spider-Man, Nick Fury, and/or Sam Wilson’s Captain America. So, why do these interactions seem more appropriate than others; it comes down to fan service, compatible dynamics, and the history surrounding the source material.

Why Spider-Man, Nick Fury, and Sam Wilson for ‘Deadpool 3?’

As for Spider-Man, it goes without saying that the Merc with a Mouth’s suit was inspired by the web-slinger’s, and the two boast quite the complex history — often fighting against one another, but coming to save each other when push comes to shove. 

With the Merc’s tendency to break the fourth wall, the number of jokes available about the physical similarities (yet personality discrepancies) between Deadpool and Spidey are endless; one’s your friendly neighborhood hero who is out to do what is best, while the other is a bit of a self-serving antihero. 

As for Nick Fury, who better to introduce a new hero to the team? Who better to see if Deadpool has the potential to fight alongside the Avengers? Who better to feel out the Merc than the man who assembled the OG team? 

And while Sam Wilson’s Falcon may seem out of place, he can easily be the guy assigned to keep the Merc on track — to keep his motives aligned with the good of all humankind. So, here’s to hoping all three avengers receive a moment in the spotlight in Deadpool’s next outing.