Does the thought of Deadpool (played by Ryan Reynolds) make a cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sound cool to you? Well, the production team certainly thought so. It’s too bad that it didn’t actually happen in the final film though. Here’s why:

No Deadpool vs. Doctor Strange?

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" theatrical poster with as many cameos as possible stuffed in. No Deadpool though.
No, Deadpool isn’t in this poster. Stop looking already.

Comic Book recently released a report about an exclusive interview they had with the screenwriter for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Michael Waldron. While the overall interview apparently spanned the length and width of this most recent Doctor Strange film, this particular report focused on one thing specifically. As you might’ve guessed, that would be Deadpool.

Michael Waldron at D23 Expo.
Judging by the look on his face, he would’ve been tickled pink to squeeze Deadpool into the story. Alas…

According to Michael Waldron, there was some fairly high-level discussion going on about adding Deadpool into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. They seriously talked about the possibility of that during production. Unfortunately, they decided against it in the end. They just could not find a way to insert the mouthy mercenary into the film in a way that made sense. The exact words from Waldron are as follows:

“Yeah, we talked about it. I think we talked about everything in this movie. So, [it] would’ve been crazy to not raise that, but it ultimately didn’t feel like… It just didn’t feel the right place. But yeah, of course we talked about it.”

Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) reacts to Colossus’ (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) threats.
Deadpool: “Mike, say it isn’t so!”

So yeah, that’s the reason why there’s no Deadpool in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Unfortunately, as someone who hasn’t watched the film yet, I can’t comment on whether it would’ve been better with Deadpool in it. We’ll just have to take the production team’s word that the cameos that are already in the film, like Charles Xavier and America Chavez, are just fine for it.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Details

Based on this last trailer, this film already looks like it has all the cameos it could ever possibly need.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the sequel to the 2016 Doctor Strange film and is the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe overall. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Doctor Strange along with Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (aka: Scarlet Witch) and numerous other cast members. Sam Raimi is the director of this film, with the aforementioned Michael Waldron as the writer.

As for what the film itself is about? Well, Fandango has a synopsis for us today. Check it out below:

“In Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.”

You can watch Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness right now in theaters. You can order tickets on Fandango. Alternatively, you can also wait for the film to release on Disney+. Granted, that might take a while. We don’t even have any official word from Disney on when that will be. Be prepared for a potentially long wait.

Source: Comic Book