Like a splash of cold water on the face, Deadpool’s live-action movie in 2016 was bought to the big screen, giving us a fresh take on superhero movies. The “Merc-with-a Mouth” was brought to life with Ryan Reynolds playing the character. Characterized by his dark humor, twin katanas, guns, fourth wall breaking, and regeneration, Deadpool won hearts across the globe and instantly became a fan favorite. With the movie’s second installment also being a huge success, the third segment of the Deadpool franchise, Deadpool 3, is up to hit the theaters.
Since its announcement, there’s been a lot of commotion regarding the information on the upcoming movie. So, in this article, let’s find out all we know about Deadpool 3 plot, cast, and release date.
Deadpool 3 Release Date (Confirmed)
It is now confirmed that Deadpool 3 will release on May 3, 2024. However, there have been several changes regarding the release date of Deadpool 3. Initially, the movie was meant to release on 6 September 2023, but later on, due to unknown circumstances, it was pushed even further behind to 8 November 2023. Then, all of a sudden, it was announced that Deadpool 3 will hit the theatres on May 3, 2024.
This sudden shift in release date could be pointing toward a bigger role for Deadpool in the MCU as this date placed Deadpool 3 in Phase Five of the MCU. Deadpool’s current release date will place it right before the release of Captain America: Brave New World, scheduled to release on 26 July 2024. This could be because Deadpool is likely entering the MCU, and we might get to see him appear in one of the upcoming Marvel movies.
Is Deadpool 3 Delayed?
Deadpool 3 was all set for a theatrical release on May 3, 2023, but that seems to be unlikely in light of the SAG-AFTRA strikes. As reported by Deadline, the production of Deadpool 3 is halted as of now due to the strike. As of now, it is unclear whether Deadpool 3 release date will be shifted or the movie will stick to its schedule that was announced earlier.
Deadpool 3 Trailer
As of now, Marvel has not released any trailer or teaser for Deadpool 3. Since the production has been halted due to the strike, we can expect a delay in the release date and the same can be said for Deadpool 3 trailer.
Deadpool 3 Plot Leaks & Rumors
With all the other Marvel superheroes (see Avengers ranked list here) jumping into the multiverse, how can Deadpool, of all heroes, stay behind? In the upcoming Deadpool 3 movie, Wade Wilson will be seen exploring the multiverse using Cable’s modified teleportation device. Based on official sources, Deadpool 3, even though it’s owned by Disney now, will not be “Disney-fied” and have a “hard R” rating, according to a statement made by Karan Soni to The Comicbook, playing Dopinder in Deadpool 3.
According to the leaks posted initially on 4chan, we will get to see Deadpool being captured by the TVA for causing disruptions in time. If you remember the post-credit scene in Deadpool 2, our cool protagonist went back in time and killed the version of him in X-Men Origins: Wolverine released in 2009. He also killed Ryan Reynolds before he accepted the Green Lantern movie.
Well, according to the leaks on Reddit, these disruptions in time by Deadpool created an alternate timeline in which Magneto and his allies managed to kill the Avengers and take over the world. As punishment by the TVA, Deadpool is tasked to go to that timeline and kill these mutants. This would lead to an unlikely team-up between Deadpool and Wolverine.
In a video posted on YouTube by Ryan Reynolds, Hugh and Ryan tell us that Hugh Jackman’s appearance in Deadpool 3 will not mess with the timeline of Logan as Logan happens in 2029, and the events of Deadpool 3 are taking place in the X-Men timeline.
Deadpool 3 Cast and Characters
Being one of the most anticipated movies of 2024, Deadpool 3 has a cast that lives up to that hype. First and foremost, our beloved Ryan Reynold is reprising his role as Deadpool. Along with Reynolds, another huge reason for the hype is Hugh Jackman, reprising his role as Wolverine.
With the appearance of Ben Affleck on the sets of Deadpool 3, we might get a possible reprise of Affleck’s Daredevil (2003). According to a tweet made by The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Garner is also confirmed to reprise her role as Elektra, first appearing alongside Daredevil and later in her own feature film in 2003.
As per a tweet made by the X-Men Updates, it is rumored that we might also get to see Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Professor Charles Xavier in Deadpool 3.
Along with Patrick, Ian McKellen will be seen as Magneto once again. If this rumor stands true, there is a high possibility that we might get to see a number of Marvel characters owned by Fox 20th Century Studios in Deadpool 3, according to a post made by The Hollywood Reporter. Who knows, we get to see a glimpse of the classic Fantastic Four from 2005? Only time will tell.
Based on official sources, we might also see certain familiar faces in the movie. Karan Soni will be seen reprising his role of Dopinder, Deadpool’s taxi driver and friend, and Leslie Uggams reprising her role of Blind Al. A report from Scooper Daniel RPK states that Owen Wilson will reprise his role of Agent Morbius, giving us a hint of TVA’s serious involvement in the upcoming movie.
Since an apparently huge cast is going to be a part of Deadpool 3, here’s a list of all the actors and actresses who are either confirmed to play a role in the upcoming movie or are rumored to be.
Complete Deadpool 3 Cast List
- Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool (Confirmed)
- Hugh Jackman – Wolverine (Confirmed)
- Karan Soni – Dopinder (Confirmed)
- Leslie Uggams – Blind Al (confirmed)
- Jeniffer Garner – Elektra (Confirmed)
- Morena Baccarin – Venessa (Confirmed)
- Brianna Hildebrand – Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Confirmed)
- Stefan Kapičić – Colossus (Confirmed)
- Ben Affleck – Daredevil (Rumored)
- Owen Wilson – Mobius M. Mobius (Rumored)
- Tom Hiddleston – Loki (Rumored)
- Patrick Stewart – Professor Charles Xavier (Rumored)
- Ian McKellen – Magneto (Rumored)
- Emma Corrins- Cassandra Nova (Rumored)
New Deadpool 3 Suit and Wolverine Suit
According to a post made by CanWeGetSomeToast on Instagram, Wolverine fans will finally get to see their beloved mutant in his comic-accurate yellow and blue suit in Deadpool 3. Along with Wolverine’s Suit, fans might also get to see wolverine sporting a comic accurate mask as well! Another tweet by CanWeGetSomeToast also stated “I can confirm with ABSOLUTE certainty that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine will indeed have a comic-accurate mask with big fins AND white eyes in Deadpool 3”
Deadpool will also be seen sporting a much more comic-accurate suit to portray his arrival to the MCU. This information is confirmed by a tweet from the official Deadpool Movie Twitter account, where we see the images of the new Deadpool suit adorned by Ryan Reynolds and the iconic yellow and blue suit by Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
As we can see, this new suit has a much brighter shade of red compared to the one used by Ryan Reynolds under Fox Studios, with a hint of gold on the belts. This suit is not only more comic-accurate but also puts forward the possibility of Deadpool being a part of the wider MCU in their future projects.
In the latest tweet, we see a video clip from the set of Deadpool 3 wherein Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine are filming a fight sequence. In the background, we see a destroyed structure that looks like the 20th Century Fox logo implying that Deadpool 3 might break the fourth wall in this movie for real. Although this tweet gives us a look at the filming before the production stopped due to SAG-AFTRA strikes, what baffles me is how was someone able to get such a detailed video considering how strict Marvel is regarding the details of its movies.
Deadpool 3 Villain Rumours
Earlier it was confirmed that Emma Corrins will be playing a villain in Deadpool 3, but according to the latest report by CanWeGetSomeToast, Emma Corrins might most probably play the role of Cassandra Nova. As per comics, she is Charles Xavier’s evil twin whom Xavier tried to kill while she was still in her mother’s womb but she survived and made it her life’s mission to kill Charles. Appearing first in X-Men #114 (July 2001) Nova belonged to a species of bodyless parasite containing living emotional energy known as Mummudrai.
According to rumors put forward by a number of sources like Deadpool Updates and Marvel Updates, the main villain of Deadpool 3 might be Magneto played by Ian McKellen. Magneto being the antagonist makes sense as well since Deadpool 3 seems to be based on a timeline that corresponds with the Marvel Comic Series House of M. In this run, the mutants win the war and get rid of all the resistance taking over the world with their leader being Magneto. Since Deadpool 3 is confirmed to be held in the multiverse and specifically in a timeline where Mutants do exist, it’s highly possible to see Magneto as the main Deadpool 3 villain.
Among other rumors, there’s a rumor that Wanda Maximoff will be a part of Deadpool 3 featuring a fight sequence between Wanda and Jean Grey. Although this seems to be just a rumor since Wanda plays no relevance in this movie. The most we can say is if these events are happening during the Multiverse of Madness, which they are not, it would make sense for her to show up but in this case, it’s highly unlikely. Therefore, we recommend readers take this rumor with a pinch of salt.
Frequently Asked Questions
Deadpool 3 might get delayed due to the halted production in light of the SAG-AFTRA strike.
Deadpool 3 will bring Deadpool to the MCU, thus, enhancing the possibility of him appearing in other Marvel projects as well.
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine is all set to reprise his role in Deadpool 3.
Emma Corrins is confirmed to be playing a Villain and as per the rumors, Magneto can be the main Villain of Deadpool 3.