The Marvel Cinematic Universe was unable to make use of mutants — or reportedly even say the phrase “mutant” — for years whereas the rights to the X-Men and all their related characters, Deadpool amongst them, had been held by Fox (there have been one or two exceptions, like the character Quicksilver, who had been utilized by each Fox and Marvel, however we’re not going to get into the authorized weeds of that right here).
The Disney/Fox merger ended that stalemate, and ever since then followers have been ready for a touch at how Marvel plans to reboot the X-Men and their mutant brethren. The Fox period of the X-Men ended with a whimper: wonderful efforts like X-Men: Days of Future Past and Logan gave approach to stiffs like X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix, and The New Mutants, the latter the ultimate X-film produced by Fox earlier than the merger. The solely clue was an offhand reference to (*3*) by Marvel chief artistic officer Kevin Feige throughout Marvel’s rollout of its Phase 4 slate at 2019’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Deadpool modifications that by advantage of the undeniable fact that Wade Wilson himself is a mutant. But the greater query is whether or not extra mutants will present up in Deadpool 3 (as they did in the first two motion pictures) and if that may start seeding them throughout the MCU. Ryan Reynolds’ first two efforts referenced the X-Men instantly (in his absurdist, fourth wall-shattering method, after all) and included appearances by characters like Colossus. Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Firefist, and others, in preserving together with his irreverent relationship to the mutant superheroes.
Any of these mutants are low stakes sufficient that Marvel might incorporate them into Deadpool 3 with out a lot ado. It’s when the studio decides to re-introduce well-known X-Men characters like Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Beast, and Jean Grey (most of whom have already been performed by two totally different actors) that they’ll be below extra scrutiny — which is why it could be smarter to plant then right here and there in different upcoming MCU entries fairly than come out of the gate with a brand new full-blown X-Men movie.
One means or one other, Deadpool 3 is going to be the first step in integrating mutants into the bigger canvas of the MCU — even when it’s only one or two mutants at a time — simply as the reported involvement of Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man 3 might present the time-traveling again door by way of which the Fantastic Four lastly assert their place in the MCU.