‘Phase 5’: Ryan Reynolds Celebrates Deadpool Leak Anniversary With Maximum Effort


This year, Fox’s newly remade Disney star really outdid himself. Ryan Reynolds posted a cork board with a very Deadpool breakdown of the suspects he’s investigating. You could spend all day zooming in to appreciate every easter egg on this beauty:

First of all, you have to appreciate how Ryan Reynolds calls it “Phase 5.” I’m going to go ahead and assume he heard Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige’s hint last weekend at Comic-Con about the Fantastic Four and “mutants” — aka X-Menprobably being in the MCU Phase 5.

As for the Instagram suspect board, I started checking this puppy out with Betty White in the top left corner. Ryan Reynolds’ The Proposal co-star is a surprise suspect, but I’m not shocked to see Reynolds’ wife Blake Lively is also on the board. And you knew Reynolds had to add his X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star/friend/obsession Hugh Jackman.

Borys Kit said he spoke with a few “key inside sources” and apparently fingers pointed back to Tim Miller. If that’s the case, then it’s especially sad that Miller didn’t return for Deadpool 2.

Fox wasn’t particularly interested in Deadpool until that test footage hit the internet and caused a sensation. So I’m not surprised that Ryan Reynolds keeps honoring the anniversary with mock outrage at the leak.

Deadpool came out in 2016 and made $783.1 million worldwide. For an R-rated superhero movie that opened in February, that was unprecedented. Deadpool was followed by $778.9 million for Deadpool 2 in 2018. They are the top-grossing movies in the X-Men film franchise.

What’s next? Deadpool is now part of The Mouse House and we’re waiting to hear what’s up with Deadpool 3 and all things X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Don’t be surprised if Ryan Reynolds returns to Twitter next year right at this time to honor year six of the investigation.

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