Spider-Man: No Way Home was just the beginning, Marvel fans. After a year of web-slinging cameo speculation, Doctor Strange 2 now follows suit in terms of its multiversal cast; but this time the range of possibilities is much wider. With the film’s trailers already confirming the versions of Doctor Strange and Patrick Stewart’s Professor X, fans are now wondering who else the studio is keeping secret; and one of the leading theories is a cameo by Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool.
The following fan claims that Deadpool is hiding in the poster Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Reynolds dismissed the theory and promised audiences he would not be in the upcoming sequel. But in the wake of Andrew Garfield’s adamant denials about his No way home Roll, the Deadpool star’s claims did little to stem speculation.
Now, a new rumor suggests fans have more reason to hope for Deadpool’s MCU debut soon.
Ryan Reynolds Alleged Doctor Strange 2 Role
When discussing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness The final trailer and potential for a Deadpool cameo, The DisInsider Show’s Derek Cornell compared Reynolds’ Deadpool denial to that of Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man retaliation by saying “Well, Ryan Reynolds is pulling an Andrew Garfield right now, so we’ll see.”
Editor-in-Chief Skyler Shuler was much more confident, however, claiming that “Deadpool is in:”
“Deadpool is in. I wouldn’t say it’s rumor of the week, but I have good authority that Ryan Reynolds is in Doctor Strange.”
In July 2021, both Schuler and Cornell reported on it What if …?‘s Captain Carter would play a role Doctor Strange 2, which now seems to have been confirmed. They also teased the roles of Tobey Maguire in the film, as well as those of Owen Wilson’s Mobius and Sophia Di Martino’s Sylvie Loki on Disney+.
Could Ryan Reynolds & Deadpool Rumors Both Be Right?
Of all the MCU films on Marvel’s Phase 4 horizon, that’s hard to deny Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the perfect introduction to Fox’s irreverent heroes. The sequel to the original 2016 film already heralds a Fox Marvel estate courtesy of Stewart’s Professor X; and if Strange is going to fall through the worlds with dinosaurs, why not Deadpool’s?
Though The DisInsider got Reynolds involved, movie insider John Campea has backed up Reynolds’ claim that audiences won’t see Deadpool’s MCU debut in the multiversal film.
Who is right remains to be seen, but it’s also possible both are right and Reynolds wasn’t lying or telling the truth.
After all, Reynolds just promised he was “Not in the movie.” That doesn’t mean he won’t be in a post-credits scene and set the stage for his future dead pool 3. In fact, his debut via a post-credits stinger might be best for both Reynolds’ character and the film itself, given its already crowded cast.
Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait too long to find out anymore Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6, 2022.
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