is not an Avenger.
Deadpool is not an X-Men (X-Man?).
Deadpool is a mercenary with his own agenda and zero rules.
Deadpool is a part of the Marvel comics universe.
And even after the X-Men movies are, in fact, because they're part of their own universe., bringing (back) under the umbrella of Marvel Studios, Deadpool in his current onscreen incarnation is still not connected to the . None of the
Someday, that may change. Rumors abound right now that Avengers: Endgame could lead into a mutant-filled future, or the end of the Infinity Saga could lead to the X-Men, or somehow set the entire MCU on a different path. Yet, for now, still, the X-Men mutants and the Avengers do not co-exist in the same universe. It's a comics-based world, though, and maybe the Quantum Realm will change all that we know about the current MCU timeline.
The MCU is now comprised of Iron Man. Since then it has added characters like , Gamora, Loki and more. Lately, each movie seems to break new records, including last year's and now .and with
Even with reports ofbeing the team's last outing, it looks like the MCU will seemingly continue for forever ( !) with .
To be clear, the current Marvel Cinematic Universe includes:
- All of the characters seen in
- The Netflix Marvel shows: Jessica Jones, , , ,
- ABC network's Marvel shows:
That's it. (Editors' note: Stay tuned for ancoming this weekend.)
If anything, Deadpool can be called an X-Men trainee -- or maybe even better, he's the founder/"leader" of X-Force. But please, stop asking if he's an Avenger, at least for a few years.
Will? Sure, maybe. Until we get a glimpse of the new slate of MCU films (hopefully this summer), all we know for sure is that right now DP is a solo artist.
This piece was first published May 19, 2018, and has since been updated to reflect the fact that Disney now owns a whole lot of new characters.