Deadpool is a popular anti-hero character in the Marvel Comics universe. He made his first appearance in the comic world back in 1991 and since then has become a fan favorite.
Due to his immense popularity, there have been many questions about whether Deadpool is part of the Marvel movies or not. In this article, we will explore this topic in detail.
Who is Deadpool?
Before we delve into whether Deadpool is part of the Marvel movies or not, let’s first understand who Deadpool is. Deadpool’s real name is Wade Wilson, a former special forces operative who became a mercenary after being diagnosed with cancer. He underwent an experimental treatment that gave him accelerated healing powers but also left him disfigured.
Deadpool’s character is known for his sarcastic sense of humor, fourth-wall-breaking tendencies, and his tendency to break rules and take matters into his own hands.
Is Deadpool part of Marvel Movies?
The answer to this question is yes and no. Confused? Let me explain.
Deadpool was created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza and was initially published by Marvel Comics. However, when it comes to movies, things get a bit complicated.
The film rights for the character of Deadpool are owned by 20th Century Fox, which means that he has been featured predominantly in Fox’s X-Men movie franchise. The first time we saw Deadpool on the big screen was in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine where he was played by Ryan Reynolds but didn’t receive much love from fans due to the poor portrayal of the character.
However, things took a turn for the better when Ryan Reynolds starred as Deadpool in the standalone movie ‘Deadpool’ released in 2016. The movie was a massive hit with audiences and critics alike and proved that R-rated superhero movies could be successful at the box office.
Since then, we have seen Deadpool in two more movies, ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’. These movies were also produced by 20th Century Fox.
What about the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a collection of superhero movies that are produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. While Deadpool isn’t technically part of the MCU, there has been some speculation about whether he could be integrated into the universe.
Following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, including the film rights for Deadpool, fans have been wondering if we will see him crossing over into the MCU. However, Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, has stated that any future Deadpool movie will maintain its R-rated status and won’t be part of the MCU continuity.
The Bottom Line
So, is Deadpool part of Marvel movies? Yes, he is part of the Marvel Comics universe but when it comes to movies, things get a bit complicated.
While he has been featured predominantly in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men movie franchise, he isn’t technically part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, with Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, there is a possibility that we may see Deadpool crossing over into the MCU in some form or another.