Deadpool Just Made His First MCU Appearance, Were You Impressed?

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.



Deadpool and Korg React


Not everyone was impressed





Meghan Murphy

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