Deadpool 3 may see Patrick Stewart return to the MCU, which might help fill in a plot hole from Logan from last year. Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart both said that Logan would be their final forays into the realm of comic book movies, hanging up their superhero costumes following James Mangold’s dramatic debut in Fox’s X-Men series. Stewart returned to his X-Men persona in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Crazy after that, while Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s roles in Deadpool 3 have also been confirmed, so it seems like neither actor can say goodbye to their legendary X-Men characters forever.
Since Stewart previously portrayed an alternative Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X, as a member of Multiverse of Madness’ Illuminati, Deadpool 3 will represent the first time a character from Fox’s X-Men franchise has found their way into the MCU. For Deadpool 3, Reynolds will return to the character of Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, reportedly permanently integrating into the MCU after Disney’s acquisition of Fox in 2019. The plot of Deadpool 3 is still unknown, save from the fact that movie will undoubtedly feature the Multiverse idea and that Jackman will be joining Reynolds as Wolverine for the eagerly awaited adventure.
Patrick Stewart May Return In Deadpool 3
Patrick Stewart said that he had been “told to stand-by” but insisted that he didn’t know any more, indicating that the door is open for his return to the MCU in Deadpool 3. This would be Stewart’s second appearance in the MCU as a whole, but his first as the Charles Xavier-like figure he played in Fox’s X-Men series from 2000’s X-Men through 2017’s Logan. Although Patrick Stewart’s participation in Deadpool 3 hasn’t been confirmed, the possibility of him coming back is immensely intriguing for Marvel Studios’ audiences. There have been no indications that Marvel Studios would create a new Professor X for the MCU’s X-Men, but this must happen eventually. Stewart’s reappearance in Deadpool 3 would provide the character with a satisfying conclusion, which was beautifully achieved in Logan before his debut in Multiverse of Madness. It would be amazing to see Stewart return on film with Jackman as Professor X and Wolverine, not to mention that he would be interacting with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool for the first time ever.
Deadpool 3 takes place prior to Logan
According to Hugh Jackman, Deadpool 3 will take place before the events of Logan, which means Professor X and Wolverine will both still be alive and eager for a new adventure. There is a lot to explore when these characters are reintroduced during Deadpool 3 because this wasn’t the case during earlier contemporary films like X-Men: Days of Future Past. Logan, which takes place in 2029, exposed spectators to a world where the mutant population had grown dangerously low. This implies that while Deadpool 3 won’t change the course of Logan, it may provide light on some intriguing questions. The most notable of them is possibly the mystery surrounding what happened to mutants in general and the X-Men in particular. Logan stated that Charles had destroyed the X-Men during a psychic seizure brought on by dementia, but aside from a few passing remarks, this plot line wasn’t thoroughly explored. Given that the X-demise Men’s occurred a year before Logan, which may easily fit into the MCU’s chronology, Deadpool 3 may explore this topic in greater depth. This emotional scene would typically not be included in a Deadpool movie, but it may be the only opportunity to examine this aspect of Charles Xavier’s life.
With Deadpool 3, the X-Men franchise must come to an end.
The X-Men franchise at Fox never really got the proper conclusion with the release of X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants following Disney’s takeover of Fox. In order to wrap up the tales of these cherished characters and put an end to Fox’s now-defunct series before unveiling the MCU’s official X-Men squad, Deadpool 3 may be the ideal occasion for Marvel Studios. It’s rumoured that a few Fox X-Men performers may return for Phase 6’s Avengers: Secret Wars, but this might simply be for cameo appearances. If this untold Logan backstory is investigated in Deadpool 3, it may signal the franchise’s final chapter.
If Patrick Stewart were to appear in Deadpool 3, it would be possible to further develop his character by portraying the terrible demise of the X-Men in their own reality before Deadpool really enters the 616-universe. Phase 4 of the MCU saw the beginning of the introduction of mutants; characters like Kamala Khan, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, and Namor were revealed to be mutants; as a result, it won’t be long until the X-Men unite. But for it to succeed, Fox’s X-Men series needs to have its door totally shut, and Deadpool 3 could be the greatest spot for that to happen.