Not to feel sorry for a $200 billion corporation or anything, but between floundering in the box office and the whole Jonathon Majors drama, it hasn’t been easy for the Marvel Cinematic Universe recently. Thankfully, a hard course correction may be on the horizon. At least according to the first Deadpool 3 trailer.
The MCU’s inaugural R-rated flick appears to have lived up to the premise that it won’t be sanitised in the wake of Disney acquiring 20th Century Studios. And fronted by perennially charming talent in Ryan Reynolds and Australia’s own Hugh Jackman — the latter of whom has unretired from his iconic role as Wolverine and trained for six months in preparation for his return — Marvel might actually have a shot at winning the people over again.
Deadpool 3 (otherwise known as Deadpool & Wolverine) plucks Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth from his not-so-ordinary life and plonks him into the Time Variance Authority (TVA): the multiversal agency previewed in the Loki series. There, he’s recruited to preserve the canonical timeline… which, as you can imagine, doesn’t exactly go to plan. What follows is a bloody team-up between two beloved characters.
Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are joined by Emma Corrin as the unnamed lead villain, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Rob Delany as Peter, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Karan Soni as Dopinder, and Succession alum Matthew Macfayden as TVA agent Paradox.
Deadpool & Wolverine has been directed by Shawn Levy (Real Steel, Free Guy, The Adam Project), who has co-written the screenplay with Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Zeb Wells, as well as Reynolds himself. Release date: July 26th, 2024 — check out the trailer above.