December 7, 2023

Deadpool 3 manufacturing remains to be halted as a result of actors and writers are on strike. Word on the street is that the writers may ink a brand new take care of producers, however that’s not sufficient for Marvel to restart work on the sequel. Deadpool 3 already had a script earlier than the writers’ strike, in spite of everything.

The compelled Deadpool 3 manufacturing pause may additionally imply the movie is not going to make its Could 2024 launch date. Marvel and Disney are but to make modifications to subsequent yr’s MCU schedule. However the chatter round upcoming MCU releases hasn’t stopped, with Deadpool 3 being one of the crucial talked-about MCU Part 5 tasks.

Shawn Levy, the director of Deadpool 3, occurs to have addressed the brand new film in a current interview. And whereas he’d know higher than to namedrop the movie’s huge cameos, he may need by accident confirmed a few of the most fun ones.

Earlier than I’m going any additional, you must know that some spoilers will observe under.

An important factor about Deadpool 3

Deadpool 3 cameo rumors are much more thrilling than Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity cameo leaks have been forward of its launch. That’s as a result of Deadpool and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) come from the Fox universe, which is separate from the MCU’s primary timeline. The X-Males have by no means met the Avengers for that motive.

Now that Disney owns Fox, the mutants and Avengers will meet within the MCU. And all of it begins with Deadpool 3.

I’ve typically defined that Deadpool 3 must be a multiverse film for the character to leap to the MCU actuality. That’s crucial in regards to the movie. It’ll be an enormous multiverse journey that may result in the occasions in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.

You additionally want the multiverse to seize Hugh Jackman’s model of Wolverine and produce it to the MCU. And do it in such a approach that Wolverine can then return to his timeline and meet his destiny from Logan.

Zazie Beetz, Ryan Reynolds, and Terry Crews in Deadpool 2. Picture supply: twentieth Century Studios

X-Males cameos

With all that in thoughts, you don’t have to hold observe of Deadpool 3 cameo rumors like I do to understand that Deadpool 3 provides Marvel a once-in-a-lifetime alternative. It could actually rework Deadpool 3 into an expertise alongside the strains of Spider-Man: No Manner House. And since Marvel did it as soon as with the Spider-Man film, it’s prone to repeat it with Deadpool 3.

Marvel can carry extra mutants from the Fox universe to Deadpool 3 with out worrying about continuity points or logic issues. And, certainly, Deadpool 3 rumors stated numerous characters from the outdated gang will seem within the sequel. Jean Gray (Famke Janssen), Storm (Halle Berry), Cyclops (James Marsden), Professor X (Patrick Stewart), and Magneto (Ian McKellen) are routinely talked about in Deadpool 3 leaks.

The main focus is on the final two, often. They’re leaders of the mutant factions which are often at struggle within the X-Males universe.

Even Gambit ought to present up, with Channing Tatum rumored to play the character. As a reminder, the actor wished to make a film about this X-Males member, however he by no means acquired to do it.

It’s unclear whether or not any of the youthful X-Males will seem in Deadpool 3. Nonetheless, there are rumors that we’ll see a number of Deadpool and Wolverine variations within the film. Which may imply we’ll see a number of mutant variants, however that’s all hypothesis.

Deadpool 3 first look photo shows off Deadpool and Wolverine in costume.
Deadpool 3 first look picture reveals off Deadpool and Wolverine in costume. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

The sudden nod to the Fox universe

With all these issues in thoughts, studying Shawn Levy’s feedback to Whole Movie (through The Direct) will look like a affirmation that Deadpool 3 will function nice X-Males cameos. That’s actually the one approach to make Marvel’s historical past at Fox shine by means of the Deadpool 3 storytelling:

Deadpool and Wolverine are iconic Marvel characters; extra particularly, iconic Marvel-of-the-Fox-era characters. We’re not going to faux: ‘Oh, we snap our fingers, and out of the blue that Fox legacy doesn’t exist, and it formed lots of what we now know because the MCU.’ Fox additionally formed Ryan’s profession, Hugh’s profession and my profession. So there’s lots of historical past there, and there’s lots of Marvel historical past at Fox. And definitely that’s part of our storytelling.

As a reminder, set picture leaks predating the beginning of the actors’ strike confirmed Deadpool and Wolverine in costumes. They have been apparently combating in a setting just like the Void that Loki launched. What was fascinating about these leaks was the background. You may see the emblem of twentieth Century Fox within the rubble. So, sure, the X-Males should play some kind of position in Deadpool 3.

If rumors are correct, a few of these mutants can even present up in Secret Wars. However that’s a special story.

Lastly, Levy did affirm these set images have been actual, not that we doubted it for a second, through a Deadline interview (above) earlier this month.