‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Writer Talks Deadpool Cameo That Almost Was
With the film dominating its opening weekend amidst its mind-bending adventure, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron talks about the Deadpool cameo that almost was.
There was no denying the incredible and almost relentless expectation that was set upon the impending Doctor Strange sequel; noted by fans as one of the most important Marvel Cinematic Universe installments of this very crucial phase.
It was billed as the Marvel story that would change everything, the mind-bending multiversal journey that would place some of the audience’s most beloved heroes against the boundless unknown of alternate realities.
With characters new and old existing within one cascading multiverse, it proved to encompass all of the madness that was promised, with horrifying visuals and a villain that is as powerful and inconquerable as any that the MCU has produced.
But what the film also did was make good on the unexpectedness of that very multiverse, with various character appearances blurring the line between fan service and true alternate reality hijinx.
Yet, one of the most wanted first appearances that fans had been clamoring for didn’t arrive; although maybe it did in another universe.
In a recent interview with ComicBook.com Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer, Michael Waldron talked about the Deadpool cameo that almost was, and why they ultimately decided that it just wants the right moment.
Waldron stated, “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 in the right place. But yeah, of course, we talked about it.”
It looks like Ryan Reynolds was telling the truth.
What makes it very interesting is that Deadpool is easily among the most beloved characters in the Marvel Universe, and undoubtedly a massive asset in the Fox acquisition, so it makes sense for Marvel to truly value that first appearance of the character.
We just hope that, whenever he does inevitably make his MCU Debut, it is as fantastic and unforgettable as the character himself.