Some of you may not know this, but Brad Pitt appeared in Deadpool 2. As an invisible character called Vanisher, who functioned as a member of the X-Force. He wasn’t in it much, but he did appear long enough to catch some viewers’ attention. How could he not? It’s Brad Pitt, after all. And now, the Deadpool franchise’s biggest star wants Brad Pitt to return to the role, even though the character was electrocuted mid-mission in the film.
Gossip writer Daniel Richtman brings word that Ryan Reynolds wants Brad Pitt to reprise his role as the Vanisher in Deadpool 3. Additionally, he wants the rest of the ill-fated X-Force to return in the upcoming sequel. If he gets that control over Deadpool‘s direction in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and earns the right to dictate what happens to the character and his cohorts, he may get a say in whether or not Pitt returns. We will see! Keep in mind that this is only a rumor at this point and should be taken with a grain-or perhaps a heap-of salt.
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Vanisher first appeared in X-Men #2 in 1963 before popping up to terrorize Marvel heroes across the various ongoing series at the time. He is-and never was- by no means an A-list villain, but he has given the X-Men and their affiliated organizations a fair amount of trouble. That’s why Brad Pitt’s cameo in Deadpool 2 was so funny. It reduced a D-list villain to a joke and had a blast doing it. As Deadpool movies tend to do.
It is unclear how Deadpool’s X-Force would fit into Deadpool 3, but you can bet that Ryan Reynolds and Marvel Cinematic Universe architect Kevin Feige will find a clever way to incorporate them, should they decide to bring them back at all. Keep in mind: now that Deadpool is officially a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, anything could happen. Even a Brad Pitt cameo.
Still, though, the highly anticipated sequel may need to showcase a different team altogether because every member except Deadpool and Domino died horribly during their first mission. That begs the question: how is Brad Pitt’s character going to return in a way that fans won’t be able to rip to shreds? Is Marvel Studios going to reboot the Deadpool franchise in an effort to make it fit more cleanly into their plans?
The prospect of Brad Pitt showing up in a superhero movie is certainly an exciting one, but it is important to consider the very real possibility that he won’t be a huge part of the Deadpool sequel. Maybe he will just be in a flashback?
While we won’t know anything concrete about Brad Pitt’s potential role in Deadpool 3 for a while, we can certainly speculate. As mentioned earlier, it won’t be anything crazy unless the sequel wants to shock us and make him the main villain. That would be a fun way to showcase the actor’s talents and get him into a Marvel movie in a bigger capacity, but would it serve the story? It may not, which would necessitate him remaining a cameo character. Maybe he comes back to exact revenge on Deadpool and is promptly electrocuted again? That would be hysterical and would very much fit the kind of absurdity the sequel would go for.
In addition to his minor role in Deadpool 2 and supposed return in Deadpool 3, Brad Pitt has starred or appeared in countless other films. His filmography includes Troy, Se7en, Ocean’s Eleven, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Inglourious Basterds, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Interview with the Vampire, Legends of the Fall, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, a voice role in Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, and many, many others. More recently, he starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood and the sci-fi film Ad Astra.
Coming up, Brad Pitt is scheduled to appear in the action thriller Bullet Train, which was actually directed by Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. But if you’re itching to see him sooner rather than later, visit-or revisit, if applicable- the aforementioned Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, World War Z, 12 Years A Slave, or any of his other high-profile roles.
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