After Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox was finalized in 2019, fans, especially comic book enthusiasts, were eagerly anticipating Deadpool’s integration into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, and Ryan Reynolds, the actor portraying Deadpool, confirmed that the Merc with a Mouth would be returning in the MCU. This highly anticipated project is expected to offer a multiversal adventure, especially with the involvement of Wolverine.

Deadpool & Wolverine in MCU Phase 5: Why Is This Excitement So High?

The film is projected to explore various alternate universes in the MCU’s multiverse, including the franchise’s main world and Fox’s X-Men universe. The presence of Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in their roles as Deadpool and Wolverine has been confirmed, raising high expectations from fans. The first trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine also revealed that several characters from X-Men would be returning, indicating that this Phase 5 project will spend time in the Fox X-Men universe while exploring the Void at the end of time, first seen in Phase 4’s Loki series. This creates an opportunity for many variant heroes to make cameo appearances in Deadpool & Wolverine, with the project potentially revisiting significant events in MCU history.

Opportunity to Revive a Scrapped Cameo in Phase 4

Deadpool almost appeared in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but the cameo did not materialize. Michael Waldron, an MCU writer, confirmed that there were discussions about Deadpool’s appearance, but they decided not to proceed with it for certain reasons. However, Deadpool’s appearance in Deadpool & Wolverine might provide an opportunity for Marvel Studios to revive the canceled cameo. With Deadpool traveling to alternate universes, particularly Earth-838, the MCU could introduce more variant heroes before Avengers: Secret Wars.

Introducing New Heroes Before Secret Wars

Following the tragic events in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the surviving heroes from that alternate universe could play a crucial role in the rest of the MCU’s Multiverse Saga, especially in 2027’s Avengers: Secret Wars. Deadpool & Wolverine could be the perfect opportunity to explore this storyline, as Deadpool himself might introduce other variants from Earth-838 to the MCU. The addition of these characters could have a significant impact on Avengers: Secret Wars, while also giving more weight to Deadpool’s canceled cameo in Phase 4.


Thus, Deadpool & Wolverine could be a highly significant project in the MCU. By combining Deadpool, Wolverine, and the MCU’s alternate universes, the film promises an exciting adventure and potentially changes the direction of the evolving multiverse story in the MCU. With many characters that could be reintroduced and potential storylines to explore, Deadpool & Wolverine could be one of the most important projects in the upcoming phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.