One of the funniest parts of Deadpool 2 was the surprise big cameo when all of the X-Force botched their big sky-diving entrance. Among them was Vanishing Man, who, as the name would suggest, was never seen. That is until he got entangled in electrical wires and was fried to death.
The writers behind the funny gag took it even further and brought aboard a big celebrity cameo: none other than Brad Pitt himself. Audiences never expected to see an actor of that caliber appear in the movie for mere seconds.
But when it comes to Pitt, how did that even come to be? Why did the actor agree in the first place? Well, during his press tour for Bullet Train, the actor revealed a simple reason for having said yes.
Brad Pitt’s Surprisingly Simple Reasoning
In an interview with Ali Plumb for BBC Radio 1, Brad Pitt talked about his brief time on Deadpool 2 as the short-lived X-Force member the Vanisher.
Pitt noted that shooting for Deadpool 2 was basically the “easiest thing [he’s] ever done. With Reynolds having been able to score Brad Pitt, even if just for a second, one has to ask: what could he pull off when given all the tools of Marvel Studios? Deadpool 3 is just around the corner, so those conversations are likely taking place at this very moment.
There’s an endless amount the creatives behind the wheel could take advantage of—enough to make fans giddy when they start to think about it. But, will the upcoming third film still be in the Fox Universe, or will it take place entirely in the MCU?
A common thought process is that the Merc with the Mouth will start out still in the Fox Universe, and by the end of the movie, he’ll have moved onto Earth-616. Maybe they’ll try to adapt a version of Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe. Deadpool 3 is expected to hit theaters at some point in 2024 or 2025.