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Its a good time to be a Marvel fan. Because in just a few weeks, Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok will arrive in theaters, bringing in a new age of levity and color to the franchise. Ragnarok certainly seems like a game changer for the Thor films, billing itself as a comedy and containing a handful of interesting characters that will join Thor's mission to escape Sakaar and save Asgard. Thor's team includes Loki, Hulk, and newcomer Valkyrie, but turns out that Waititi originally wanted another Marvel character to join Thor's threequel, but it couldn't happen due to legal reasons. And it's a Marvel favorite who definitely would have fit into the over the top threequel.
Deadpool's possible inclusion in Thor: Ragnarok would definitely have helped Taika Waititi create the bonkers world of Sakaar in the threequel. Deadpool is one of the most zany characters in Marvel history, constantly breaking the fourth wall and being aware of the comic book tropes that he's acting out. This is exactly the sense of levity that Waititi has brought to Ragnarok, which is being hailed as one of the MCU's funniest movies yet. And if you add in Ryan Reynolds' trademark wit and improvisational skills, then the sequel could have really changed the game in regards to what Chris Hemsworth's character is truly capable of.
Unfortunately, Deadpool isn't going to be crossing over to the MCU anytime soon. The Merc with the Mouth is 20th Century Fox's biggest comic book meal ticket at the moment, with the first film accruing critical success and a whopping $783.1 million on a budget of just $58 million. So while Marvel fans may be eager to see Deadpool team up with the likes of Thor or Captain America, there's no way it's going to happen anytime soon. After all, that Spider-Man deal with Sony was the exception to the rule.
Although Deadpool won't be making it into the MCU anytime soon, there's a massive cross over event less than a year away. Avengers: Infinity War will unite all of the shared universe's heroes in an epic battle against Thanos. But first, check out Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017, and check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.