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RUMOR: Deadpool Won't Appear in Spider-Man 3 (But Venom Might)

A rumor sprung up over the weekend claiming Marvel Studios was looking at the possibility of introducing Deadpool in the sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home, which has not yet been announced. However, a new rumor says that won't be the case, though Sony is trying to get Tom Hardy's iteration of Venom in that film instead.

The rumor comes from Roger Wardell on Twitter, who wrote, "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."

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Although this rumor remains unconfirmed, Wardell has a shockingly strong track record, as evidenced by his tweets predicting a number of key plot points for Avengers: Endgame days before the first trailer debuted. Wardell previously revealed plot information for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Doctor Strange 2, though the accuracy of those claims is not known at this time.

Hardy has previously said he wants his Venom to cross over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man actor Tom Holland has also said he wants to take on Venom. Despite the hopes of both actors, there's no indication such a crossover will happen anytime soon. However, if Venom does enter the MCU, that might have major ramifications for Sony's spinoff film universe, which will get a new installment next year in the form of Morbius. There are also plans for a currently-untitled sequel to Venom for release in 2020 and films focused on other Spider-Man characters.

At this time, it's not totally clear how Marvel Studios will integrate Deadpool following his acquisition from 21st Century Fox. Disney CEO Bob Iger has said there's a possibility Wade Wilson's solo films will remain R-rated. That doesn't guarantee Marvel won't opt for its standard PG-13 rating, despite the foul-mouthed hero's popularity. Wardell indicates here the plan is to give Deadpool his own solo movies and not have him interact with other characters in their films, which might help skirt the problems caused by the ratings discrepancy.

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Opening July 2, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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