The latest Avengers: Endgame trailer hilariously includes Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool in a new fan-made video. Marvel Studios surprisingly dropped the second full trailer for the much-anticipated blockbuster last week with a mix of old and new footage. And it didn’t take long before fans hacked the Merc with a Mouth in there to put a fun twist in a rather serious clip.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Endgame will be the culmination of the 22-film arc that the MCU has been treading since 2008’s Iron Man. Picking up after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, where Thanos (Josh Brolin) handed Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ first real defeat by wiping half of life in the universe using the completed Infinity Gauntlet, the ball is now on the heroes’ court as they plan to avenge the galaxy and make the Mad Titan pay for his crimes. Aside from the reconvening of the core Avengers, the film will also mark Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel’s (Brie Larson) return to Earth following the events of the 1995-set Captain Marvel, joining the bout against Thanos. However, there might be another hero who could factor in the upcoming film according to this brand new fan-made clip.
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Courtesy of YouTube channel Mightyraccoon! comes the Endgame trailer with Deadpool. The mouthy mutant is inserted in every frame of the video and given his ability to break the 4th wall, he provides hilarious commentary on top of the original narration. At some points, he also fully interacts with the hero like helping a pre-super soldier serum Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and getting shot by Hawkeye’s daughter’s arrow. It’s also interesting that he continues to troll Black Widow especially since Reynolds was once married to Scarlett Johansson. Watch the full clip below:
The video’s done as a joke, but seeing Deadpool with the Avengers might soon become a reality. Disney’s in-process acquisition of Fox’s TV and movie assets is expected to be finalized in the next few days, meaning the rights of the X-Men, Fantastic Four and all their tie-in characters will return to Marvel after being managed separately over at Fox. Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige is still mum about their plans for the extensive character list that they can finally utilize in the MCU, but while rumors of reboot for the main X-Men saga and a brand new take on the Fantastic Four is likely, the Deadpool franchise is expected to be carried over. Whether that means that he’ll exist in the established lore or be in an alternate reality a la the comics remains to be seen. But knowing Feige’s goal of an interconnected universe, it’s not outside the realm of possibilities that Wade Wilson will find himself with the Avengers in the near future.
Assuming that this is going to be the case, it will be interesting how the difference between Deadpool’s and the MCU’s tones will be tackled, which was highlighted in the mash-up trailer. Then again, it’s also important to note that the Avengers: Endgame marketing has been leaning more on being serious rather than having the quippy humor that the franchise is known for. Once the Thanos debacle is resolved and everything clears up, it would be a delight seeing Wade go back-and-forth with not only quippers like Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper), but also the more straight-cut characters like Captain America and T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman).
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