Did Ryan Reynolds Just Confirm Deadpool Is Part Of Marvel Studios’ Phase 5?

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Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds may have just confirmed that the Merc with the Mouth’s next cinematic solo outing will be part of Marvel Studios’ Phase 5.

Thanks to Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, Marvel Studios now holds the rights to Deadpool and the X-Men, as well as the Fantastic Four. Deadpool was missing from Marvel’s Phase 4 announcement at San Diego Comic-Con, but studio head Kevin Feige did promise that the mutants are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Deadpool spent several years in development hell before 20th Century Fox decided to move forward with the movie after seeing the reaction to leaked test footage for the project. That leak happened five years ago today, and details on Deadpool’s future are currently under wraps after the Disney-Fox merger. However, Ryan Reynolds may have confirmed that Deadpool will be part of Marvel Studios’ Phase 5 in an Instagram post poking fun at the Deadpool leak on its fifth anniversary.


Ryan Reynolds specifically mentioning “Phase 5” is the reason fans are speculating that the actor is teasing when Deadpool will make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut with this Instagram post. Plus, Disney CEO Bob Iger has previously said that the studio plans to continue making Deadpool movies.

The current Marvel Studios Phase 4 slate consists of Black Widow, The Eternals, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, WandaVision, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye and Thor: Love and Thunder. The studio is also developing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, Blade and new Fantastic Four and X-Men movies for Phase 5 and beyond.

Ryan Reynolds was last seen as the Merc with the Mouth in Deadpool 2. Directed by David Leith from a script written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 also stars Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.

Deadpool 2 is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for the latest news on Deadpool’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake

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The Lion King DisneyDisney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.

Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.

Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Disney SimbaWhat do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.