Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool has just made his first official appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — in the most unexpected place possible. Ryan Reynolds suits up as Deadpool to promote his new movie Free Guy alongside his co-star (and Thor: Love and Thunder director) Taika Waititi, who reprises his own MCU role as Korg from Thor: Ragnarok.
While this is, ostensibly, a meta-layered promotional ad for Reynolds and Waititi’s new film, it’s also a milestone in Marvel history, as Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool officially makes the transition from 20th Century Fox’s old X-Men movie franchise into Marvel Studios’ Avengers franchise.
The video was released by Reynolds himself, with the caption, “Two members of the MCYouTube react to the upcoming film #FreeGuy featuring Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi. Free Guy. In theaters and definitely NOT streaming on August 13th.”
Just last month Reynolds teased fans with a photo hinting he was suiting up as Deadpool again — now we know why.
Not everyone was impressed
Korg and Deadpool clip is lame as fuck. If you think that’s good unfollow me right now. The disrepect of them using Deadpool like that to a sell cringe garbage Player One/Pixels rip-off is embarrassing. Korg’s face CG was obviously done on the cheap as well. pic.twitter.com/oDJHWSS6WX
— SC Reviews (@SCReviewsmang) July 14, 2021