Earlier this week, an article appeared on Deadline that confirmed what everyone suspected. The Fox Marvel properties, including Deadpool, are now under the full control of Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios:
Sources familiar with what’s going on there tell me that while Watts had to give up the Marvel properties that include Deadpool to Kevin Feige…
Today, HN Entertainment spotted that Ryan Reynolds made an Instagram post poking fun at the infamous Deadpool test footage leak that forced Fox’s hand into producing the first movie. That leak happened five years ago, and Reynold posted an image on his Instagram to commemorate the occasion and drop a tease:
Investigation heading into year 5. Or as I call it, ‘Phase 5.’ The point is, I love conspiracy-yarn.
So to recap, this week it was confirmed that Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios is overseeing Deadpool, and Ryan Reynolds just made a post joking about “Phase 5”. There are people out there who really don’t want Deadpool to be part of the MCU, but all of the evidence is pointing to him joining it soon.