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MCU Fans Think They've Spotted Deadpool On The Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Poster

The "Deadpool" franchise of films hasn't yet become a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — unless one counts a trailer filmed to promote Ryan Reynolds' movie "Free Guy" which featured the Merc with a Mouth and Korg of "Thor: Ragnarok" fame (per The Wrap). It only seems like a matter of time as the two "Deadpool" movies we've gotten so far have been hugely successful, and Disney and Marvel Studios are assuredly interested in keeping the streak going. But according to "Doctor Strange" fans who have been soaking up all the new information related to the upcoming release of "Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," the hour of Deadpool joining the MCU might not be far off.

Alongside the tidbits they've noted in the "Multiverse" trailer that dropped during the 2022 Super Bowl, fans have begun scouring merchandising listings for information. An advertisement for action figures gave early spoilers as to the movie's supporting cast. Now, fans taking a deeper look at one of the recently released movie posters think they've discovered a familiar face hidden among the broken glass in the promotional image. How and where do they think they've spied Deadpool in the tableau?

Is Deadpool a shard in the mirror of the Multiverse's life?

Twitter users such as @hzjoetv and @BingeWatchThis_ have zoomed in on a section of the "Multiverse of Madness" poster and noted that Deadpool seems to be hanging out in one of the shards flying free from the mirror shattered by Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). 

For those having difficulties, Twitter user @sharj0k has helpfully created a video which isolates the poster section featuring Deadpool, and zooms in on the shard. It takes a bit of searching, but one can see the ghostly outline of his mask. But is that really Deadpool in the image?

Rob Liefeld — who created the character and still draws and writes Deadpool stories for Marvel Comics – tweeted several responses to the rumor. His first response quote retweeted an article making note of the poster with a thinking face emoji, followed by a hand over the mouth emoji, and a shushing face emoji. In his second quote retweet, he wrote: "I wonder if all the Domino's are going to fall into place...?" The capitalization of Domino also seems to suggest the mutant Domino, who was played by Zazie Beetz in "Deadpool 2," could have some kind of future in the MCU, too. 

The artist-writer left a third reply related to the theory, RTing a capture of the zoomed-in image from the poster with a laughing face emoji.  Liefeld later had one more response to the poster question: "There is no photoshop, just windows to the Multiverse!" It's an appropriately cryptic response as we'd assume Liefeld wouldn't be at liberty to discuss Deadpool's inclusion or exclusion in the forthcoming flick. But is there any other evidence that could suggest Deadpool will soon make his way to the MCU?

That's not the only potential secret hiding in the shards

The jury's still out on whether the images in question depict Deadpool or if it's something else entirely. After all, there's a lot of red and black going on elsewhere in the poster, so the reflection may merely showcase Doctor Strange's magic and not the Merc With a Mouth. Still, where there's one potential leak, there are bound to be others, and fans have scooped up other screenshots that seemingly confirm other characters' involvement in the upcoming sequel.

One far more legible shard posted by @PulverizerMark clearly shows what's Captain Carter's shield. Captain Carter was introduced in "What If...?" on Disney+. Voiced by Hayley Atwell, she's a variant of Peggy Carter from the mainline MCU films who receives the super-soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers. She led a team of multiversal Avengers at the end of Season 1, but it looks like she may make the leap to live-action in "Multiverse of Madness." 

The shield is probably the clearest image out of all of the shards, but that isn't stopping some people from finding clues wherever they want. @SentrySpeaks has labeled pretty much every fragment on the poster, and toward the bottom left-hand corner, they've marked one as belonging to Captain Marvel. Given the fact many people believe Wanda was fighting Captain Marvel in the "Multiverse of Madness" trailer, that would add up, but it's even unclear from the trailer who that is. There are those who think that's actually Superior Iron Man in the mix.

Fans will find out if one of those windows will lead them to Deadpool and beyond when "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" premieres on May 6.