A new rumor suggests Deadpool will be making his first MCU appearance sooner rather than later in the upcoming Black Widow film.
The rumor comes from TVO, who states, “What I’m hearing and this is one of the biggest stories. That Deadpool will indeed be making his MCU debut in the Black Widow. He’s going to be in a post-credit scene.” He adds, “Deadpool is going to be in the end credits scene in the Black Widow movie. In that Black Widow end credits scene, he meets up with Taskmaster in a bar.”
TVO continues, “Obviously in the comics, Deadpool and Taskmaster have a history because they are both mercenaries for hire or were.” He then provides some more details about the end credit scene, “The end credit scene is going to be Deadpool meeting up with Taskmaster in a bar. Immediately, it sounds to me like Deadpool is doing a parody of the first Tony Stark end credits scene where he meets up with Thunderbolt Ross. It’s the perfect way to segue Deadpool into the MCU [by] making fun of Tony Stark.”
If this Deadpool rumor does pan out to be true, it could be that Feige and Marvel Studios did not lay everything out on the table during San Diego Comic-Con. It’s quite possible, we might be seeing the X-Men enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe a lot sooner than Feige and company have been letting on. The Deadpool franchise did incorporate X-Men characters in Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the first movie. Deadpoool 2 expanded the X-Men character roster with Juggernaut, Cable, and Domino. They even included a cameo by the main X-Men team.
Adding fuel to this rumor is the fact that Ryan Reynolds recently teased Deadpool for Phase 5 on Instagram. (Related: Ryan Reynolds Teases Deadpool for Marvel Phase 5!)
According to a report from Variety back in March, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds confirmed his team was working on Deadpool 3. Could it be possible Deadpool 3 will feature a team-up with Taskmaster? Could Deadpool 3 introduce the Mercs for Money? (Related: Ryan Reynolds Confirms His Team Is Working on Deadpool 3)
Alleged leaked footage of the Black Widow film from San Diego Comic-Con shows Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow facing off against Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova. (Related: Black Widow Movie Footage From San Diego Comic-Con Leaks)
In the comics, Belova was a trained assassin sent to hunt down and kill Black Widow. Like Natasha, she was trained as a spy and assassin in the Red Room. Like Nastasha, she went by the code name Black Widow.
Not only will Belova make an appearance, but Stranger Things star David Harbour will also appear in the film as Red Guardian. Harbour provided some details about the film indicating it will take place following the events of Captain America: Civil War.
The footage also allegedly shows Johansson’s Black Widow facing off against Taskmaster. Marvel concept artist Andy Park confirmed Taskmaster’s appearance in the film by showing off a keyframe illustration he did of Black Widow going toe to toe with Taskmaster.
What do you make of this rumor? Do you think Deadpool will show up in a post-credit scene of Black Widow?