Marvel has been going through a bit of a rough patch since it wrapped up Phase 3. With more flops than hits in the last couple of years, a lot is riding on Deadpool 3 to be a good movie. But according to Inverse, there’s a lot more riding on Deadpool than box office numbers, including the weight of the MCU’s future, which is exactly why the Merc with a Mouth’s upcoming feature might be doomed to fail.
The MCU’s Future Lies In The Hands Of Deadpool 3?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is ever-expanding. We used to think this was a good thing as the MCU kept introducing exciting characters from the comic books to the big and little screens. It was an exciting day when Disney first announced they’d be producing Deadpool 3 and unofficially made Wade Wilson the newest Disney princess.
However, now it seems like Disney might be ignoring some of the fundamental rules that make Deadpool so fantastic. Disney’s acquisition of the Merc with a Mouth has forced Deadpool 3 to be an important movie in the MCU’s timeline. He’s now a pivotal player meant to potentially bridge the gap between the MCU and Fox’s X-Men Universe.
Setting Up Secret Wars
The anticipation surrounding Deadpool 3 has reached new heights as we get closer to seeing Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine on screen together. The problem is, whispers in the industry suggest that the film will play a crucial role in setting up the multiversal conflict of Avengers: Secret Wars.
A Strategic Blunder?
Hollywood insider Daniel Richtman has gone on record, asserting that Deadpool 3 is shaping up to be one of the most important films in Marvel’s current Multiverse Saga. Richtman claims that the studio is remarkably confident in the film’s quality, and it is poised to lay the groundwork for the events in Avengers: Secret Wars, scheduled for 2027. However, some industry observers are questioning whether this move is a strategic blunder on Marvel’s part.
Why Deadpool Films Are So Popular
Deadpool, a character known for his lighthearted, vulgar, and fourth-wall-breaking antics, has thrived as an agent of chaos in the first two films. It’s something we can’t wait to see again in Deadpool 3. These movies succeeded precisely because they didn’t conform to the traditional narrative expectations of superhero films.
The irreverent, tongue-in-cheek nature of Deadpool made these movies refreshing, offering a stark contrast to the more serious and universe-shaping narratives of other Marvel productions.
Deadpool 3 Going To Ruin The Appeal?
Despite Deadpool’s inherent nature as a disruptor, Marvel is positioning the character in a role that contradicts everything that makes The Crimson Comedian so awesome. The decision to make Deadpool 3 a linchpin in establishing the Time Variance Authority’s goals and shaping the Multiverse Saga might compromise the very elements that made the previous films enjoyable.
Deadpool, by design, is not meant to reshape entire universes or partake in grand, overarching comic book stories — he exists to satirize the superhero genre, not to become a central figure within it.
The Only Movie Releasing Next Year
The fact that Deadpool 3 is the only Marvel movie slated for 2024 supports the rumor that Disney is trying to remove the Merc with a Mouth from his chaotic ways and use him as a narrative ploy to push the MCU’s agenda to the next milestone. Could this decision ruin everything we love about Deadpool as we know it? Will Deadpool 3 join the downtrend in continuously disappointing Marvel films? We’ll find out on July 26, 2024, when Deadpool 3 is officially released.