Ryan Reynolds has teased his Deadpool character could be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The 42-year-old actor hinted his foul-mouthed superhero could join Phase 5 of Marvel’s story arcs in an Instagram he posted on Sunday.
He celebrated the five-year anniversary of the Deadpool test footage leak by sharing a detective-style peg board headed ‘Who Leaked?’ with red tape leading to all the suspects.
‘LeakAversary’: Ryan Reynolds shared this ‘Who Leaked?’ peg board on Instagram on Sunday captioned, ‘Investigation heading into year 5. Or as I call it, “Phase 5.” I love conspiracy yarn’
Well-known joker: The 42-year-old, seen at the New York Pokemon: Detective Pikachu premiere in May, hinted his Deadpool could join ‘Phase 5’ of Marvel’s story arcs
Ryan captioned it: ‘Investigation heading into year 5. Or as I call it, “Phase 5.” The point is, I love conspiracy yarn. #LeakAversary.’
Marvel announced the Phase 3 and 4 films at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this month but fans have been guessing at the Phase 5 movies since then.
Meanwhile, creator Rob Liefeld previously insisted that there will be a Deadpool 3.
Speaking to a fan on Twitter, he said: ‘It will totally happen!!! Soon!’
He said earlier this year: ‘Nothing like deadlines to clear your head… let me be clear Deadpool 3 will happen, some form, some fashion.
‘That’s not a concern to me. Disney paid $60 billion for Fox and Deadpool is the most valuable asset in today’s market. Makes more than X-Men films.’
And Green Lantern star Ryan previously admitted to feeling lucky to have landed the Deadpool role.
‘It’s pretty limitless,’ he told British chat show host Lorraine Kelly on her morning show in May 2018, just before the release of Deadpol 2.
The not-so-super hero: Deadpool shows of his blue and red suit in the run up to the release of the second movie in the franchise in 2016
‘I would say it’s the role that I feel most privileged to have in my entire career.
‘I feel like I was sort of born for it – I love Deadpool. The hardest thing on this set was keeping a straight face, but that’s what a mask is for!
‘There are takes in the movie where I know I’m cracking up laughing under the mask but I’m doing it silently, but I’m supposed to be listening to something serious.
‘It’s in there. If you watch you can kind of feel it.’
Classic act: Ryan at Deadpool 2’s New York. He admitted that there were times in the movie when he was ‘cracking up’ behind the mask