Deadpool’s Deleted Doctor Strange 2 Appearance Revealed

Everyone has been wondering when Deadpool was going to join the MCU. Though he officially will in his third sequel film, he was meant to show up in Doctor Strange 2.

By Dan Lawrence | Published

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Ever since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, fans have been awaiting the likes of the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters to make their debut in the MCU. In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU delivered, offering up Patrick Stewart’s Professor X and fan-casting dream John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic. However, The Direct reports that Ryan Reynolds Deadpool was also set to feature in the film, before ending up on the cutting room floor. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is one of the biggest movies of the year so far and given the title, fans were open to the possibility that countless Marvel characters could pop up in the film and several variations of those characters to boot. The film featured the previously mentioned Professor X and Mr. Fantastic, along with Hayley Atwell’s Captain Carter, and Lashana Lynch’s Captain Marvel as The Illumunati, but both Deadpool and Cable could have appeared as well. The Marvel Studios: Assembled docuseries episode on Disney Plus discussing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness noted that in the iconic scene where Stephen Strange and America Chavez hop across universes, one such universe featured a series of posters adorning the walls of a high-rise building featuring Deadpool and Cable.

The highlight poster came from the marketing campaign of Deadpool 2 and featured Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool and Josh Brolin’s Cable recreates Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam.” However, posters on a high-rise building aren’t quite the Ryan Reynolds cameo that Marvel fans were expecting when reporters were continually harassing the actor about whether he was going to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which Reynolds’ rightly denied on countless occasions. Cinemablend reports that whilst Reynolds was truthful about not appearing in the film, but screenwriter Michael Waldron made a point that Deadpool was considered to be featured in the film in a greater capacity than posters. 

The Merc with a mouth may not have made his MCU bow in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but he will be entering the MCU with his own solo film, Deadpool 3, being directed by long-time Ryan Renolds collaborator Shawn Levy and likely to hit theatres sometime next year. Just as it happened with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Deadpool 3 is now coveting loads of rumors about which characters will feature in the film. From Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, which given the actor’s performance is a constant gag in Deadpool films thus far, would be a major announcement if it turns out to be true. A trusted source has recently put GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT on the scent of another Deadpool 3 casting, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor

Given the comic energy that fizzes in both Thor: Ragnarok and this week’s newly released Thor: Love and Thunder adding Thor to the Deadpool 3 mix would be a match made in heaven. The fact that Marvel considered Deadpool on multiple occasions for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and the swirling of rumors about which MCU veterans could pop up in the merc with a mouth’s solo movie, just goes to show how seriously Kevin Feige and the rest of Marvel Studios are taking getting Deadpool’s inclusion in the MCU right. 

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