Ryan Reynolds Reveals How Deadpool's MCU Crossover With Korg Came Together

By Nathan Johnson Updated:
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A character that will be making his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4 is Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool. Reynolds first donned the mask and costume of the character in 2016 with an R-rated anti-hero film that became an instant classic in the eyes of viewers worldwide. Reynolds returned for Deadpool 2 in 2018, which saw just as much success as the first movie.

The adult-level comedy along with over-the-top brutality and violence offered a fresh and welcoming twist to the world of Marvel. Fans quickly demanded and hoped that Deadpool could somehow make his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and fight alongside the likes of the Avengers.

These wishes were finally granted when Deadpool 3 was given the green light to not only be created but to also keep its R-rating. Reynolds has been active in promoting the threequel, which is reportedly already in development, and his love for the character is second-to-none.

However, Deadpool has technically already made his MCU debut in a rather unorthodox way. In a promotional video for Reynolds' latest film, Free Guy, Deadpool and Korg could be seen hilariously reacting to the trailer that was released for the movie.

The interaction between the two characters is but a mere tease of what the character of Deadpool can bring to the MCU, and recently, Reynolds revealed the story of how the promo came about.


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Free Guy promotion

In a recent interview with Screen Rant, Reynolds talked about Disney's approval of the comedic "trailer reaction."

He revealed that the promo piece was "something that [they'd] written" at his own company in an attempt to "get it past Disney:"

"The Deadpool and Korg piece was just something that we'd written over at Maximum Effort Marketing, my company. George Dewey and I wrote it out, tried to see if we could get it past Disney, and if they would say yes."

Reynolds then admitted that he "didn't think they would" allow it to air since "they've said no to some other things:"

"We didn't think they would - because they've said no to some other things, so we were kind of in that in that wheelhouse."

The Deadpool actor also confirmed that Disney obviously "said yes" and then revealed that "the next step" was to get Thor: Ragnarok director and Korg voice actor Taika Waititi on board, who Reynolds praised as "just the greatest."

Reynolds then ended by saying that the video was "probably the most expensive reaction video ever made:"

"But they said yes. And then the next step was asking Taika if he'd be up for it, and of course he was. Because Taika is just the greatest. We shot it, and it's probably the most expensive reaction video ever made."


It is quite obvious that Ryan Reynolds is the heart and soul of Deadpool.

All the comments he has made about the film and the fact that it was his idea to film his first MCU crossover proves that he truly loves the character and is excited to be a part of the franchise.

It is fascinating to hear him say that Disney has "said no to some other things" that he pitched its way in the past. That comment further shows that he has, and still is, truly making an effort to prominently get his character into the MCU.

Seeing as Deadpool 3 is actively in development right now, fans are hoping that his first solo movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe won't be the first film he appears in. Deadpool would be the perfect character to use to make cameos in any movie in the franchise.

Imagine how incredible it would be to see him in some weird location for 10-15 seconds in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and then break the fourth wall and make a hilarious joke in the middle of an action scene.

The fact of the matter is Deadpool is getting closer and closer to becoming a true piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Ryan Reynolds is excited about it and ready to bring as much as he can to the character and the franchise. This promo video with Korg hopefully won't be the last time fans get to see him before his own movie gets etched into MCU history.

Deadpool 3 is currently in development at Marvel Studios.

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Nathan is a writer at The Direct where he covers Star Wars, the MCU, and DC news. He joined The Direct in April 2021 and currently writes news and feature articles about all three brands mentioned above, but his main specialty is his knowledge about anything and everything Star Wars.