Deadpool 3 Bringing Back Marvel’s Best Team?

Could the Fantastic Four from the 2005 film (with Chris Evans) appear in Deadpool 3? A new rumor says yes.

By Vic Medina | Published

As if Marvel fans weren’t already hyped about Deadpool 3 and the greatest team-up in cinematic history, the Merc with the Mouth may be crossing paths with the Fantastic Four. Just not the one you’re likely expecting. According to Comic Book Resources, a new Deadpool 3 rumor (and it’s a wild one) suggests Ryan Reynolds’ character will meet the Fantastic Four team from the 2005 film.

While most Marvel fans would like to see the new Fantastic Four team in the film (which could still happen), having Deadpool meet this version of the iconic characters has lots of potential. Although it scores a dismal 28% on Rotten Tomatoes, the 2005 Tim Story film had one big thing (no pun intended) going for it: the cast. With Ioan Gruffudd as “Mr. Fantastic” Reed Richards, Jessica Alba as “Invisible Girl” Sue Storm, Michael Chiklis as “The Thing” Ben Grimm, and Captain America himself, Chris Evans as “The Human Torch” Johnny Storm, the potential for some classic scenes is there for the taking.

If it is indeed true that the film’s premise involves Deadpool using the multiverse to crossover into non-MCU Marvel franchises, which sets up the Wolverine/Hugh Jackman match-up, a run-in with the Fantastic Four would be epic. It remains to see if the Fantastic Four cast is game for a cameo.

Deadpool 3 doesn’t hit theaters until November 8, 2024, so there’s plenty of time to work out logistics for cameos and such, especially with Ryan Reynolds hinting that he would like to see more actors from Fox’s Marvel films join in. Giant Freakin Robot has reported exclusively that Reynolds wants both James Marsden (Cyclops) and Halle Berry (Storm) to appear in Deadpool 3, which would be a nice compliment to seeing Jackman putting the adamantium claws back in action.

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Zazie Beetz, Ryan Reynolds, and absolutely not that Thanos guy in Deadpool 2

As for the long-awaited MCU version of the Fantastic Four, it remains to be seen who will actually be in it. John Krasinski (The Office, Jack Ryan) has been teased as returning, although Marvel Studios is leaving the door open for possible changes. A number of names have been bandied about the internet as possible teammates for the Fantastic Four roster, but no clear frontrunners have emerged.

The list of possible characters that have been rumored to appear in Deadpool 3 seems bigger than the MCU itself. Jonathan Majors is rumored to appear as Kang, as is Owen Wilson as Morbius, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and even Howard the Duck.

Reynolds has, however, debunked the rumor that Taylor Swift will appear, something we should all be thankful for.

We also don’t know if the previous characters featured in the other Deadpool films will resurface in Deadpool 3. Morena Baccarin has stated her eagerness to return, and Zazie Beetz, who played Domino, has said she would love to do another Deadpool film, but is coy about whether she has been contacted about it. “Yeah, I can’t reveal,” she says of the possibility.