6 rumored Deadpool 3 cameos so crazy we hope they're true

Forget about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Deadpool & Wolverine has the chance to bring us the craziest cameos the MCU has ever seen.
(L-R): Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool/Wade Wilson and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine/Logan in 20th Century Studios/Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE. Photo by Jay Maidment. © 2024 20th Century Studios / © and ™ 2024 MARVEL.
(L-R): Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool/Wade Wilson and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine/Logan in 20th Century Studios/Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE. Photo by Jay Maidment. © 2024 20th Century Studios / © and ™ 2024 MARVEL. /

The Marvel Cinematic Universe drought is finally coming to an end! It's been a quiet few months since Echo premiered in January on Disney+. No new Marvel projects have been released since, which is a 180-degree turn from what Disney had us accustomed to before. However, that's about to change real soon.

On July 26, 2024, Deadpool & Wolverine will finally hit theaters and mark the long-awaited return of both Wade Wilson and Logan to the big screen. The multiversal crossover will not only introduce its pair of titular heroes to the MCU but will also open the door for many different cameos to occur. Some of these rumored appearances are to be more expected than others. Such is the case for Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James Marsden, and Halle Berry all of whom are rumored to be returning to their roles as Professor X, Magneto, Cyclops, and Storm respectively. However, other cameos could really blow our minds away due to their "unexpected" nature.

It is one thing for a Deadpool & Wolverine movie to feature the return of many Mutants to the big screen. But it is another for the live-action project to include characters that seem to have nothing to do with the franchise. Fortunately, that's exactly what will happen if recent rumors are to be believed. So it's time to look at seven different cameos that could happen in the upcoming MCU film that are too crazy to be believed at first glance.

The Adam Project (L to R) Ryan Reynolds as Big Adam and Jennifer Garner as Ellie. Cr. Doane Gregory/Netflix © 2022 /

1. Elektra (and maybe Daredevil?)

It appears Hugh Jackman won't be the only actor returning to a superhero franchise after many years. In an unexpected turn of events, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Jennifer Garner would reprise her role as Elektra in Deadpool & Wolverine.

Eagle-eyed viewers noticed a destroyed 20th Century Fox logo on the trailer of the upcoming Ryan Reynolds movie. Chances are said sequence takes place in The Void — a place residing at the end of time where all pruned objects and realities go. With that in mind, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to assume all of Fox's superhero properties and characters landed there - including Jennifer Garner's Elektra.

On the same page, it was rumored that Ben Affleck was spotted on the set of Deadpool & Wolverine. That alone was more than enough to spark rumors online that he'd reprise his role as Daredevil, especially when taking into account Elektra would also make a return. Everything seemed to indicate this long-awaited reunion would finally occur until credible insider DanielRPK denied this rumor. Of course, there's a slight chance he could be wrong, and The Man Without Fear still shows up much to everyone's surprise. But given Daniel's previous record, we'd be better off focusing exclusively on Elektra's return to the big screen.

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2. Thor

After the underwhelming critical reception of Thor: Love and Thunder, many began to wonder if we'd ever see the return of Chris Hemsworth to the MCU. However, not only does it appear he'll be back in full swing, but also that it will happen sooner rather than later.

During CinemaCon 2024, Kevin Feige screened exclusive footage of Deadpool & Wolverine to everyone who attended in person. A description of the showing by Beebom reveals that Thor himself will make an appearance. The God of Thunder will reportedly cry over Deadpool's apparent dead body before the Merc With a Mouth gets up, and tells Fox to "suck it" and that he'll be going to Disneyland instead. It's a brief sequence, but one that will undoubtedly bring a lot of smiles.

There's uncertainty regarding the nature of Thor's cameo in Deadpool & Wolverine. It is still unknown if Chris Hemsworth showed up to set to record brand new scenes, or if it's re-used footage from The Dark World (much like Logan's cameo at the end of Deadpool 2). But one way or the other, it appears Wade Wilson and the God of Thunder will cross paths on the big screen — even if slightly — and we couldn't be more excited.

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3. Fantastic 4

There was a time when the movie rights for a few popular superhero franchises didn't belong to Marvel. Instead, Sony was in charge of developing Spider-Man and Ghost Rider films, while Fox was the home studio behind the adaptations such as the X-Men, Daredevil, and — of course — the Fantastic Four. The latter had its first live-action project released back in 2005 with an all-star cast that included Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis. Unfortunately, their saga only lasted two short movies that weren't all too well received. However, there's a slight chance we haven't seen the last of (some of) them yet.

Insider CanWeGetSomeToast teased on X (formerly Twitter) that Deadpool & Wolverine could include an ensemble of the Fantastic Four. Additionally, it's reported that Jessica Alba will return as Invisible Woman with John Krasinski interpreting Mr. Fantastic. The rumor makes sense when considering other Marvel-Fox properties — such as Daredevil — will have some sort of involvement in the film. Perhaps we'll see all of these returning heroes come together in The Void to fight against Cassandra Nova and her army in a loose and small-scoped adaptation of the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline. Wouldn't that be amazing?

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Marvel Blade key art. Photo from Bethesda Softworks. /

4. Blade

The MCU's adaptation of Blade has been stuck in development hell for quite some time now. We still aren't sure when we'll see Mahershala Ali hunt vampires on the big screen after a series of unfortunate delays. While Marvel set a 2025 release window for the project, recent rumors indicate nothing is set in stone yet. Plus, it was reported on June 12 that director Yann Demange has left the film.

By the looks of it, we're closer to watching the beloved hero cameo in other projects rather than star in one of his own. That's both a little bit sad, but also incredibly exciting for what Deadpool & Wolverine could have in store this July.

Insider DanielRPK reports Blade will have a cameo in Wade Wilson's upcoming big-screen adventure. Unfortunately, it's still unknown if Ali will finally debut as the Vampire Hunter, or if Wesley Snipes will be the one returning to the role. Either way, Eric Brooks could finally share the big screen with other Marvel heroes, and that prospect alone is incredibly exciting.

If the rumor turns out to be true, it remains to be seen what kind of role he will play in the movie. After all, he wasn't part of Fox's superhero franchise. If the character is the same as the one featured in the Snipes franchise, then he could make an appearance in The Void. However, if Mahershala Ali is the man behind the titanium blades, then things get a little bit more complicated story-wise. Either way, we'll have to wait until July 26, 2024, to finally see if Blade makes his long-awaited MCU debut. But fingers crossed that ends up being the case!

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in Marvel Studios' DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /

5. Doctor Strange

Okay, so out of all the cameos on the list, this one may be the least "crazy" or "unexpected." After all, Doctor Strange is no stranger (pun intended) to traveling through the multiverse. Besides, the trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine gives us a glimpse at the pair of protagonistic heroes jumping towards what appears to be a Doctor Strange portal. So it would be really difficult for Marvel to explain that sequence without actually having the soon-to-be Sorcerer Supreme appear in the movie.

The last time we saw Stephen Strange in the MCU, he crossed paths with Clea — a sorceress attempting to stop an incoming incursion. The apocalyptic-level event could destroy the MCU as we know it, so it would make sense for both magical heroes to keep a tab on every character who travels to a reality different from its own. And wouldn't you know it, but that's where both Deadpool and Wolverine come in. Much is still unknown about the plot of Wade Wilson's incoming movie, but one thing's for sure: audiences will be treated to a lot of multiverse shenanigans. So all things considered, it wouldn't be strange (this is the last one, I promise) for Stephen to get involved.

Granted, there's a chance the portal we see in the trailer wasn't made by Doctor Strange but rather by Wong. After all, the current Sorcerer Supreme is no stranger to making surprise appearances in other MCU movies such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. But whatever the case may be, it appears we'll be treated to a rather magical cameo in Deadpool & Wolverine that will make us jump off our seats in excitement.

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6. Gambit

This cameo has been years in the making. A long time ago, Channing Tatum was set to star in a 2016 Gambit movie that promised to make the character justice. However, the Disney and Fox merger finally killed the project after it was stuck in development hell for years. Our hopes of watching the American actor join the X-Men were forever buried... or at least, that's what we initially thought. See, there's a rumor that has been floating around for quite some time now that indicates we'll finally see Channing Tatum's debut as Gambit on Deadpool & Wolverine out of all places.

Insider MyTimeToShineHello revealed one year ago that the long-awaited cameo had already been filmed. This one came as a great surprise, unlike other rumored appearances such as Patrick Stewart's as Professor X. After all, audiences never had the opportunity to see Channing Tatum play the role of Remy LeBeau on the big screen before. All we had were empty promises and false hopes. On the contrary, we have already watched Professor X from Fox's Universe cameo in the MCU thanks to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so his return wouldn't be considered too mind-blowing.

Let's just hope this rumor turns out to be true and we're not needlessly getting excited once again.

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