One of the biggest rumors ahead of the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was that Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool would appear in the film. While that didn’t happen, the film’s writer noted that the team behind the film was thinking about it.
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Speaking to ComicBook, screenwriter Michael Waldron – who served as the lead writer on Loki and also wrote the screenplay for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — said the team behind the film did discuss Deadpool appearing sometime in the film, but it didn’t work out in the end.
“Yeah, we’ve talked about it,” Waldron said. “I think we talked about everything in this film. So, [it] would have been crazy not to bring that up, but it didn’t feel like the right place in the end. But yes, of course we talked about it.”
Reynolds’ Deadpool wasn’t the only character discussed, as Waldron also revealed that the team had considered bringing in Tom Cruise to play a multiverse version of Tony Stark. However, when it comes to Deadpool, fans should expect to see him at some point in the future, like Deadpool 3 is now being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick from an earlier draft of Bob’s Burgers duo Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sees the return of Benedict Cumberbatch in his role as Dr. Stephen Strange. This time, the Sorcerer Supreme joins Elizabeth Olsens Wanda Maximoff, who eventually turned into the Scarlet Witch during the WandaVision final.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was directed by Sam Raimi (Spider Man trilogy) from a script written by Emmy award-winning writer Michael Waldron (Loki† It is executive produced by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.