Deadpool has finally been acknowledged as part of the MCU – at Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris.
Avengers Assemble: Flight Force — one of the park's latest attractions, opening to the public on July 20 — contains a nod to the raucous superhero played by Ryan Reynolds.
In a nine-minute video that's played during the attraction's queuing area, the Merc with a Mouth is referenced in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment (via Insider).
The attraction's narrative prologue sees Tony Stark/Iron Man's artificial intelligence, F.R.I.D.A.Y. warning the superhero about a Kree missile that's heading towards Earth.
As Stark knows he can't stop this threat alone, he starts going through his superhero contacts, as one does.
Several names of Marvel heroes pop up on the screen, including that of Wade Wilson, Deadpool's alias. But there's a catch: the antihero is featured under a "Do Not Contact" list, which also includes other characters whose moral compass isn't always exactly steady.
Among these are Nebula, Kraglin and Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy, Loki, Brock Rumlow aka Crossbones, Ant-Man and the Wasp villain Sonny Burch, and former Stark Industries scientist William Ginter Riva, who teamed up with Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home, released in 2019.
Reynolds is set to reprise the titular role in a threequel where Wilson should make his official MCU debut at last.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the previous two Deadpool movies, are working on the third script.
Earlier this year, Reese reassured fans that the upcoming instalment won't lose its edge under Disney's banner and the film is expected to maintain its R-rated classification.