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WATCH: We just got Deadpool/Ryan Renolds’ first appearance in the MCU, folks…

July 14th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Well, this cannot be a coincidence that, just before the Loki season finale aired, Ryan Reynolds shared a fun review of the new trailer for his upcoming movie Free Guy with costar Taika Waititi only it’s a bit unusual as it features the stars as their Marvel counterparts Deadpool and Kurg.

So, essentially, this is Deadpool’s first official appearance in the MCU as Korg was featured in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers Endgame.

Now, we know that Deadpool is coming to the MCU although, according to Marvel boss Kevin Feige it’s not going to be anytime soon (here)… and yet, here we are.

The video is a fun little bit of fluff between friends Reynolds and Waititi – the MCYoutubers – who also starred in Green Lantern together all those years ago but the transformation of the duo into these highly recognisable characters while advertising a movie developed under Fox but now released by Disney was highly unexpected.

And I’m wondering if, given how Loki has changed the MCU forever going forward (here), could this be more than fluff but rather me Reynolds’ official ‘welcome to the MCU’?

Personally, I’m taking it as a nice bit of self-referential fun that welcomes Deadpool into the MCU. what about you guys? Let me know your thoughts.

Deadpool 3 is currently in development at Marvel Studios. Free Guy hits theaters on August 13th.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….