Since Disney’s acquisition of Fox several years ago, the biggest question we’ve yet to answer include how (and when) will DEADPOOL join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Just because he’s a rude dude with a ‘tude, and uses foul language a lot, his movies tend to be hits with audiences and bring in the cash. Despite Disney’s family friendly image, they’ve not shied away from the fact that the box office speaks, and they’ll definitely be bringing Ryan Reynolds back in some capacity.
This week for a promotion for the upcoming 20th Century/Disney movie, Free Guy, we get what might be our first official ‘crossover’ for Deadpool and the established Marvel movies. Doing a ‘react’ video for the Free Guy trailer, Wade Wilson invites Marvel’s (current) favorite rock man, Korg, to hang out and comment on the film’s offerings.
In a fun little twist, Deadpool is played by Ryan Reynolds, star of Free Guy, and Korg is voiced by Taika Waititi, the villain of the same movie. This is not the first time these two have interacted in the superhero space, as they both were friends in the Green Lantern movie we all love to forget happen.
While Deadpool and Korg are definitely having a fun meta moment here, this does NOT confirm Deadpool’s involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point in time, but shows that Disney/20th Century/Marvel are VERY open to having fun and gauging reactions from the internet. Even with a few naughty words hastily bleeped out, this video is still a great time and proves that even Deadpool’s humor can fit right into, if not at least acknowledge, the MCU.