Deadpool 3 Will Connect X-Men to the MCU

By Andrew Halley

Deadpool 3 is reportedly going to both be a sequel and connect to the MCU. This raises a lot of… questions.

Deadpool is finally gearing up to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The first two Deadpool films were both by Fox, and tied directly to the existing X-Men franchise.

But with Disney’s acquisition of Fox, the opportunity to unite him with members of the Avengers has now presented itself.

Normally, this would lend itself to a reboot - a fresh start for the Merc with a Mouth, except the film is currently Deadpool 3.

This means it will be a film that both connects to the existing MCU, as well as the previous two films in its one franchise.

This is likely a good sign that Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as Wade Wilson.

But this still raises a bunch of eyebrows on how it will smoothly integrate.

For example, Cable, who chose to stay in the present with Deadpool, is a time-traveling character. His rules for time travel could contradict the time travel rules established in Avengers: Endgame.

If Deadpool 3 is in fact integrated with the MCU, this means mutants already exist. And the X-Men also exist. And exist concurrently with the Avengers. How could these two groups exist independently?

The MCU is going to have to establish mutants FAST. They might have already planted a few seeds, but a major mutant drop will have to occur before Deadpool 3 comes to town.

Unless, in true Deadpool fashion, he doesn’t actually work within the MCU, but alongside it. Deadpool might be the answer to connecting dots, even if the picture becomes wonky.

But at the same time, the MCU is quite coherent. Which means the retconning trick at the end of Deadpool 2, probably isn’t going to fly.

Regardless, Deadpool joining the canon will be a fun way to poke fun at our favorite heroes…

And reportedly it will still be rated R, so fans won’t have to be worried about Deadpool being watered down… at least not too much.

The big question is really how can it seamlessly connect the two worlds, and we’re excited to see how they pull it off.