Ryan Reynolds has, rather unconventionally, turned himself into one of the great comic book movie actors of our time. Sure, it didn’t look so great to start when Green Lantern first hit screens. And even his first appearance as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was in a pretty underwhelming film. But when that character got a flick of his own? Oh baby, it was fully on. And fear not fans, there’s plenty of Reynolds on the way here with it confirmed that Deadpool will make a cameo in Spider-Man 3.
This much anticipated third movie in the Spider-Man franchise is shaping up to be an absolute event with seemingly the entirety of the character’s universe already signed on to reprise certain roles. And the hits just keep on coming with Ryan Reynolds joining the mix. It’s safe to say he’ll bring the same devil-may-care attitude that’s come across in the first two Deadpool movies though he’ll likely have to dial back the language more than a little bit. They’ll have to keep this Spidey movie available for all viewers.
Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool have been noticeably absent from the Marvel Cinematic Universe up until this point because the character was under control of Fox. That’s who released the first two Deadpool films which were crazy successes. They earned more than a combined $1.5 billion at the box office on *only* $169 million in total budget. And critics were along for the ride as well with the two movies sitting at 85% and 84% respectively on the Tomatometer.
With Disney now owning the entirety of the Marvel catalog, they are free to begin wrapping characters like Deadpool into new movies and it appears Spider-Man 3 will be his first crack at it. He’s joining an all-time lineup in what could be a ground shifting movie within the universe. Every villain from every Spider-Man movie is set to return including Doctor Octopus, all Green Lanterns, and more. Plus we are going to get previous Spidey’s Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. If the tone is manic and confusing with worlds literally shifting, Deadpool should fit right in.
And Ryan Reynolds is going to get more chances to star on screen as the character with the recent news that Deadpool 3 had been confirmed. Marvel head Kevin Feige said as much this past week and comforted fans when he said it would retain its R-rating even though it was joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s welcome news for fans who likely had some concern a new studio would take a slight dialed back tone for the character.
And you don’t have to wait for more Deadpool to get more Ryan Reynolds on screen. He’s set to star in the upcoming Free Guy which places him, unwittingly and unknowingly in the middle of a video game. Plus there’s The Hitman Wife’s Bodyguard alongside Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson which is just wrapping up post-production. The guy is as busy and as talented as it gets. And now he’s fully in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.