'Spider-Man' Leak May Reveal How Deadpool, Venom Fit Into the MCU's Phase 4


Spider-Man: Far From Home will introduce parallel universes into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but could Spider-Man 3 reach into the multiverse and pull out Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool or even Tom Hardy’s Venom? A recent leak from a typically reliable source of Marvel spoilers may reveal how Disney plans to connect the MCU even more in its upcoming Phase 4.

Warning: Possible spoilers ahead for Spider-Man 3.

The leak in question comes from Twitter user Roger Wardell, an anonymous account that previously shared extremely accurate details about Avengers: Endgame months before the movie premiered. That alone earned Wardell some serious street cred and its why people still listen when the account tweets out new spoilers.

The latest leak seems to be a reaction to an earlier report claiming Marvel might bring Deadpool into the MCU with a cameo in Spider-Man 3 (among other options). However, Wardell shot that rumor down, instead explaining how Marvel’s Deadpool strategy will work and hinting that Venom could actually be the one to cameo in Tom Holland’s third Spider-Man movie.

There are no plans to add Deadpool in an MCU Spider-Man 3, but Sony desperately wants Tom Hardy’s Venom in this movie. Deadpool had his own movies but never showed up in the main X-Men films, it will be the same for the MCU.

Based on this, it sounds like Deadpool won’t be teaming up with the Avengers anytime soon. Instead, he could exist in his own new movies that take place in the MCU but don’t interact with those characters directly. The best option might be a more adult Hulu series similar to the upcoming Offenders cartoon universe, but barring that, a standalone movie seems most likely.

As for Venom, the Tom Hardy movie explicitly takes place in a separate universe from the MCU. Then again, now that the multiverse is a thing in these movies, anything is possible, and putting Venom and Spider-Man in the same movie again (even for a moment) would be a nice nod to Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man 3.

Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 2.