1 MCU 2 Daredevils? Ryan Reynolds ‘Deadpool 3’ Reportedly Getting Ben Affleck to Reprise His Decade Old Role

Published 06/24/2023, 9:30 AM EDT

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Ryan Reynolds starrer Deadpool 3 is shaping up to be a wild ride filled with surprising twists and turns. The anticipation for the threequel is reaching a fever pitch. Further, shaping up to be an epic affair that fans can’t wait to experience. Hugh Jackman reprising his iconic role as Wolverine has already generated immense excitement, even though he had previously announced his retirement from the character after the emotionally powerful film, Logan.

The excitement surrounding Deadpool 3 keeps growing with each passing rumor. The reports of James Marsden’s Cyclops, Famke Janssen’s Jean Grey, and Halle Berry’s Storm joining the cast had fans buzzing with anticipation. It’s like a mutant reunion from the original X-Men trilogy. And with the rumor of not one but many Deadpools in the movie just like Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse, the threequel has given various reasons for fans to be on the edge prior to its release.

Not only this, adding to the heat is this latest rumor. The rumor swirling around involves Ben Affleck, who has his own history with 20th Century Fox’s Marvel movies. And now, Bruce Wayne might be reprising his decade-old role in the threequel.

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The return of Ben Affleck as Daredevil in Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3

Rumors spread like wildfire when Affleck was sighted on the set of Deadpool 3. Production for the highly anticipated third part had already begun in England, so this sighting added fuel to the fire. The big question, of course, is who could Affleck be playing? Speculation immediately started swirling that he might revive his role as Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, way back in the 2003 Daredevil. While there’s no solid evidence to support this claim just yet, it’s a tantalizing possibility that has fans buzzing.

Affleck’s presence on the Deadpool 3 set could be coincidental. Reynolds and Affleck’s playful exchanges about being mistaken for each other have ignited contemplation that they might have met up and had some fun. Considering the ongoing buzz surrounding the possible inclusion of X-Men characters and the Fantastic Four, it wouldn’t be too much of an expectation to anticipate the resurrection of Daredevil in Deadpool 3.

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With the MCU movies embracing the multiverse in almost all of their recent ventures, the possibility of Affleck’s Daredevil coming in can be real.

A dive into the multiverse madness

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The multiverse madness has been taking over the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Movies like Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and the mind-blowing What If…? animated series showcase the mind-bending multiverse in action. Seems like Deadpool 3 is also on the surge of diving into the multiverse phenomenon, giving fans a deep dive of excitement. Both Daredevil and Ben Affleck parted their ways, wherein Daredevil was revived in a TV series with Charlie Cox, whereas Ben Affleck played Batman in the DCEU, with his recent appearance in The Flash. This would mean that MCU might just have two Daredevils now that would all make sense with the multiverse arc.

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If Affleck does return as Daredevil, it would be a delightful treat for fans who have been eagerly awaiting his comeback. The idea of witnessing the interaction between Reynolds’ Deadpool and Affleck’s Daredevil is something that fans can’t help but get excited about. It’s a clash of characters with distinct personalities and contrasting tones that would surely make for an intriguing dynamic on-screen.

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What is your take on this Daredevil revival? Let us know in the comments below.

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Riva Khan

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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