The Marvel Cinematic Universe has broken into the theme Park game, and Disneyland Paris’ Avengers Campus is the first MCU anything to acknowledge Deadpool.
Avengers Campus in Disneyland Paris is finally opening to the world. With it comes a sneaky Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) Easter Egg that every Marvel fan is eating up.
Given that the Avengers Campus lands of Disney California Adventure and Walt Disney Studios Park in France are not connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what occurs in the Disney Parks isn’t affected by what goes on in new Marvel movies. Nonetheless, that doesn’t stop new characters from appearing in the Parks, such as Moon Knight and Sam Wilson’s Captain America.
After years of hoping that Ryan Reynold’s merc with a mouth could somehow join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Deadpool has made his first step into Disney’s Marvel Universe in Paris’ Avengers Campus:
In the above video, Kirsten Acuna shows that Marvel has categorized Deadpool under the “Do Not Contact” sub-category of their databases, listing Wade Wilson as Deadpool. In his file, the data reads “Do Not Affiliate” and “No Thanks.”
While Walt Disney Imagineering has stated that the various Avengers Campuses across the globe take place in alternate universes than the one fans see in Earth-616 (main timeline) and are not connected to the MCU, it’s evident that Wade Wilson’s future introduction into the Marvel collection is inevitable with the Multiverse at play.
While the Easter Egg is just a very subtle nod, this Deadpool reference in a Disney Park could be Marvel’s first step into expanding their storytelling universes.
Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige are gearing to introduce the X-Men and mutants into the MCU. This Deadpool reference could be the first step in an overarching game plan to shake up the Marvel Universe like never before.
Tom Holland’s Avenger is leading the way for Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers Kate Bishop, Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac), Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), Eternals’ Thena (Angelina Jolie), and more — especially with his next Spider-Man trilogy that’s currently in the works.
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