Here’s a super meta promo video for you. Ryan Reynolds and Taiki Waititi star in a new action comedy Free Guy. A flick that was intended to be released in theaters last year but, ya know, COVID. But now, to promote the film the duo geared up in their superhero costumes – Deadpool for Reynolds, Korg for Waititi.
Most people know the story at this point but in case you don’t, thes two met/stared on the failed Green Lantern movie a few years back. Bummed from that experience, they both vowed to make great superhero movies if they were ever to get the chance. Waititi went on to direct Thor Ragnarok and lent his voice to the character Korg, while Reynolds singlehandedly willed a Deadpool franchise into existence.
Now, the duo took these characters and lent the influence into this reaction video. Both promoting the Free Guy movie while simultaneously setting all the Marvel fan heart aflutter. Since Disney’s acquisition of Fox a while back many have wondered if the Fox-owned Marvel IP like Deadpool and X-Men would make it into the MCU.
Is this the first official confirmation that Deadpool is joining the MCU? Maybe. Or, perhaps its just sort of 4th wall breaking trolling that makes fans go nuts.