Yesterday, actor Ryan Reynolds shared a video online to promote his upcoming film Free Guy, which was originally set to premiere back in July of 2020. The video shows Deadpool, played by Reynolds, engaging in a stereotypical reaction video to Free Guy‘s movie trailer with Marvel’s Korg character, who first appeared in Thor: Ragnarok. Korg the rock monster is voiced by popular actor/director Taika Waititi, who will also be acting as the main antagonist for Free Guy. Both stars are known for their outlandish and quirky humor, and the video has riled up nerds across the globe with theories about the future of the Marvel cinematic franchise.
When it comes to blockbuster action movies, the Disney-produced Marvel movies currently hold the crown due to their widespread popularity. As of March 2019, Disney has acquired the rights to 21st Century Fox, which includes all X-Men and Deadpool properties. Since then, Marvel fans have speculated if and how Disney plans to retcon or include the Fox characters into its current 24-movie lineup. Well look no further nerds. Despite being brief and vague in nature, the video posted by Reynolds practically solidifies Disney’s plans to include Deadpool in their massive interconnected film universe at some point in the near future.
While Disney has kept things PG-13 throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both Deadpool and Deadpool 2 boast an R rating. While many folks would love to see Thor dropping F-bombs or a Hulk sex scene, fans will unlikely be privy to anything of the sort, unless they journey to some very dark corners of the internet. It has yet to be revealed how Reynold’s sarcastic, fourth-wall-breaking Deadpool will be officially introduced to the Disney Marvel films, but I have a feeling it won’t be through the family-friendly Disney Plus platform.
Regardless of what the Mickey Mouse parent company has in store for the franchise, this brief promo video is sure to leave fans on high alert for what’s next when it comes to Marvel/Deadpool big screen news. Oh, and as for Free Guy; the film is set to premiere August 13, 2021. Go support your local bankrupt movie theater and check it out!