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What Marvel Movies Has Deadpool Been In?

If you are a Marvel fan, you must have heard about Deadpool, the foul-mouthed anti-hero who has been causing chaos and cracking jokes in the Marvel Universe for quite some time. Created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool is a fan-favorite character known for his sarcastic humor and self-awareness.

But which Marvel movies has he appeared in? Let’s dive into the world of Deadpool and explore his cinematic journey.

Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool made his big-screen debut in 2016 with the eponymous movie “Deadpool.” Starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, the movie was a massive box office success and received critical acclaim for its humor, action sequences, and performances.

The movie follows Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary who undergoes an experimental procedure to cure his cancer but ends up gaining superhuman abilities. Along with his quirky sense of humor and fourth-wall-breaking antics, Deadpool goes on a mission to save his girlfriend from the villainous Ajax (Ed Skrein).

What makes this movie stand out?

Aside from its R-rated humor and action-packed sequences, “Deadpool” was praised for its faithful depiction of the character from the comics. Reynolds’ portrayal of Wade Wilson was spot-on, capturing both his humor and vulnerability. The movie also introduced some new characters like Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Dopinder (Karan Soni), who became fan favorites.

Deadpool 2 (2018)

The success of “Deadpool” led to a sequel that hit theaters in 2018. Titled “Deadpool 2,” this movie saw our favorite anti-hero facing off against new villains like Cable (Josh Brolin) while also forming his own team called X-Force. The movie also dealt with themes like family, redemption, and sacrifice as Deadpool tries to save a young mutant named Russell (Julian Dennison) from Cable’s wrath.

“Deadpool 2” retained the humor and self-awareness of its predecessor while also exploring deeper themes. The movie also introduced some new characters like Domino (Zazie Beetz) and Peter (Rob Delaney), who added to the comedic tone. Fans were also treated to some surprise cameos and Easter eggs that teased future movies in the X-Men franchise.

Once Upon a Deadpool (2018)

If you thought “Deadpool 2” couldn’t get any crazier, think again. In 2018, a PG-13 version of the movie was released under the title “Once Upon a Deadpool.”

This version saw Deadpool kidnapping Fred Savage and retelling the events of “Deadpool 2” in a more family-friendly way. The movie included new scenes featuring Savage and removed some of the more explicit content from the original.

What makes this version stand out?

While it may not be as raunchy as its R-rated counterpart, “Once Upon a Deadpool” still managed to capture the humor and heart of “Deadpool 2.” The addition of Fred Savage added to the meta-humor of the movie, and fans appreciated seeing a different take on some of their favorite scenes.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

While not technically a Deadpool movie, it’s worth mentioning that Wade Wilson did make an appearance in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Played by Reynolds, this version of Wade Wilson was vastly different from his comic book counterpart. Instead of being a wisecracking mercenary with regenerative powers, this version had his mouth sewn shut and was turned into a mindless killing machine with various powers.

What makes this appearance stand out?

While the movie itself was not well-received by fans or critics, Reynolds’ portrayal of Wade Wilson/Deadpool was still praised. Despite the character’s drastic deviation from the source material, Reynolds managed to infuse his trademark humor into the role and gave fans a taste of what a proper Deadpool movie could look like.


So there you have it, a rundown of all the Marvel movies that Deadpool has appeared in. From his groundbreaking debut in “Deadpool” to his family-friendly retelling in “Once Upon a Deadpool,” Wade Wilson has cemented himself as one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe. With rumors of a third “Deadpool” movie on the horizon, fans can’t wait to see what antics our favorite anti-hero will get up to next.