"Does Deadpool fit into the MCU?" Ryan Reynolds was also worried

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Even Ryan Reynolds was conflicted about whether he could really play the role of Deadpool again. After Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, the two actors looked back on the steps leading up to the realization of "Deadpool & Wolverine." Disney's acquisition of Fox was officially decided five years ago, in March 2019. Reynolds was the first to respond, posting a picture of Deadpool wearing Mickey Mouse ears and riding a Disney school bus. Of course, at that time it had not yet been officially decided that Deadpool would join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

In Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said, "I don't want to get involved in corporate acquisition laws and stuff like that. There are a lot of things I don't understand." It's a typical comment from Feige, who wants to be a film producer at all times. "It took a long time for the acquisition to be completed, so we weren't able to use (the characters, including Deadpool) during that time." Feige himself has admitted in the past that he wasn't sure how to incorporate Deadpool into the MCU, and Reynolds seems to have had the same feeling. "I didn't know if I could play Deadpool again. I shouldn't say this publicly, but I didn't know how to make that kind of character fit into the world of the MCU."

In fact, Reynolds and director Shawn Levy were racking their brains over ideas and were said to have almost given up on making this film. But then, at a miraculous time, news came that Hugh Jackman had decided to reprise the role of Wolverine. Wolverine's revival ultimately gave Deadpool a place in the MCU. This is also a new turning point for Feige, who began his career in earnest with "X-Men" (2000). "Jackman's Wolverine and Deadpool and the X-Men characters are all under the same roof. It's been a wonderful 25-year experience to be in that world after all these years," he said. "The release date of 'Deadpool & Wolverine' is when it really all begins." The movie 'Deadpool & Wolverine' will be released worldwide on Wednesday, July 24, 2024.