Deadpool 3 promises to “change” the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the upcoming blockbuster releases its first official synopsis to drum up further anticipation for fans.
Per Marvel’s Japanese website (via The Direct), the Deadpool threequel dropped an official synopsis just days after wrapping filming and amid a rumored one that has been circulating online. The synopsis not only teases the relationship in the film between Ryan Reynolds’ titular “Merc With a Mouth” and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, but it also claims the MCU won’t be the same when the film premieres. The synopsis reads, “The irresponsible hero Deadpool will change the history of the MCU with Wolverine!?”
The translated synopsis is much less detailed than the one circulating online, painting the picture of a retired Wade Wilson being convinced to make one more run as he battles a midlife crisis. The rumored one reads, “After facing some professional setbacks while going through a midlife crisis, Wade Wilson decides to officially retire Deadpool and becomes a used car salesman. But when his friends, family, and the whole world are at stake, Deadpool decides to bring his katanas out of retirement. He recruits an unwilling and wary Wolverine to not only fight for their survival but ultimately, their legacy.” Additionally, the official synopsis doesn’t necessarily hint that Deadpool and Wolverine will work in tandem throughout as there have been teases of a battle between the two.
Officially named Untitled Deadpool Movie for marketing purposes, Deadpool 3 wrapped principal photography on Jan. 24 after initially beginning last May and withstanding subsequent delays due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. Filming brought several teases, including potential links to Loki and the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, as well as a possible flashback to Logan, the last movie to feature Wolverine before Jackman retired from playing the character.
Deadpool 3 also features Jennifer Garner (Elektra), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Karan Soni (Dopinder) and Morena Baccarin (Vanessa). Director Shawn Levy has also teased several celebrity cameos in the movie, with the likes of Taylor Swift and Halle Berry among the names heavily linked with appearances in the Phase Five MCU flick.
While not officially announced as yet, it’s been reported Marvel will launch the first trailer for Deadpool 3 during Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11. The film was initially due to premiere in May before it and several other MCU efforts were pushed back due to the strikes.
Deadpool 3 opens in theaters on Jul. 26.