5 Major ways Deadpool and Wolverine could shake up the MCU timeline
Deadpool and Wolverine are set to team up on the silver screen in Deadpool & Wolverine, offering exciting possibilities to alter the history of the MCU.
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In 2024, Deadpool & Wolverine stands as the sole Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, poised to potentially reshape MCU history significantly. Marking Ryan Reynolds' return as Deadpool under the Marvel Studios banner, the film promises an eagerly anticipated team-up with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, a partnership bound to leave a lasting impact on the MCU.
As per the official synopsis, Deadpool will alter MCU history alongside Wolverine Rumors suggest the film will introduce numerous characters, universes, and events, aiding Deadpool and Wolverine in fulfilling this promise. Here are five potential ways Deadpool & Wolverine could reshape the MCU's timeline.
Introduces the X-Men to the MCU
Although Marvel Studios hasn't introduced its rendition of the X-Men, actors from Fox's mutant franchise have reappeared as variants of their characters, with Evan Peters notably portraying his X-Men role. With numerous X-Men cameos rumored in Deadpool 3, the film may pave the way for a retcon, integrating mutants into the MCU.
Doctor Doom Steps into the Fray in Deadpool 3
Reports suggest that Marvel might be contemplating swapping Kang the Conqueror with Doctor Doom as the primary antagonist of the Multiverse Saga, following Jonathan Majors' departure. Deadpool 3 could serve as the ideal platform to execute this transition.
Altering the MCU timeline
In Deadpool 2, Wade Wilson employed Cable's time-travel device to manipulate events and revive characters. Deadpool 3 might follow suit, resurrecting certain deceased characters and reshaping significant occurrences in in the MCU.
Doctor Strange tries to Destruction Of The Fox Marvel Universe
The post-credits scene of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness introduced Charlize Theron as Clea, who recruits Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange to aid her in preventing a multiverse incursion. Given Strange's multiverse journeys in the film, his actions could set off a chain reaction that will intersect with Deadpool 3.
Deadpool 3 Sets the Stage for the Fantastic Four
Deadpool 3 set photos tease the arrival of the Fantastic Four. While Marvel's Fantastic Four film is slated for a 2025 release, the team might make an earlier cameo appearance in Deadpool 3.In a set photo from the forthcoming film, a futuristic car bears a striking resemblance to the design of the original Fantasticar from the Fantastic Four comics.
Deadpool 3 holds immense potential to shake up the Marvel Cinematic Universe in exciting ways. With rumors of X-Men cameos, the introduction of Doctor Doom, and the possibility of the Fantastic Four making an appearance, the film promises to be a game-changer.
The release date for Deadpool 3 has undergone several shifts in recent months. As of now, the film is scheduled to premiere in theaters on July 26, 2024.