Deadpool 3 is trending since Ryan Reynolds revealed that Hugh Jackman would be making a comeback as Wolverine in the movie. Now the film’s director, Shawn Levy, has teased another appearance in the movie. Shawn Levy will be taking over the action-comedy-superhero franchise with Deadpool 3. The film reunites Levy and Reynolds after the duo worked together in the 2022 Netflix film, The Adam Project. The film also had Walker Scobell, who played the younger version of Reynolds’ character.
In his interview with EOnline, Shawn Levy talked about Walker Scobell. Scobell made his acting debut as Adam Reed alongside Ryan Reynolds in The Adam Project. After his first movie, he got cast in Disney’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The series is expected to release sometime in 2024.
Shawn Levy Teases Walker Scobell’s Possible Appearance in Deadpool 3
Talking about Deadpool 3, Shawn Levy shared that if he gets his way, Deadpool may have a familiar friend or foe on his hands. He also shared that Walker Scobell, who played the younger Adam in The Adam Project, has been petitioning for a role.
He said that Walker Scobell keeps sending him pictures of Deadpool. “He’s very overtly giving me casting ideas. I’ll just say Ryan and I both adore Walker, and we feel like we met him at this magical time between childhood and adolescence,” Shawn Levy said. Levy also said that he has seen Scobell grow up and that it may have paid off after all.
Walker Scobell joined the 2022 D23 Expo for Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Shawn Levy mentioned his appearance at the D23 Expo and said that if he finds any excuse to reunite Walker Scobell with Reynolds in Deadpool 3, he will make it happen.
Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell Share the Same Energy
Casting director Carmen Cuba auditioned 376 kids to find the perfect actor for the role. Cuba shared that she was looking for a more subtle and harder-to-define quality, rather than just focusing on the looks. She stated that Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell might not look similar, but they share the same energy.
“Even when somebody doesn’t look exactly like the person, if they have an energy about them that’s similar, you almost start to believe that they look like them,” Cuba tells Tudum. She also said that Reynolds has an energy that is hard to match, and Walker Scobell had that same energy.
Walker Scobell is a huge fan of the Deadpool franchise and has studied Reynolds’ inflections and mannerisms for years.
Fan Art Shows Walker Scobell as Kidpool in the MCU
People loved Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell together on screen. Fans who wanted to see the duo back together started picturing Walker Scobell with Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool. One of the fans shared their fan art imagining Walker Scobell as Kidpool alongside Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool.
Kidpool is the younger variant of Wade Wilson, who first appeared in Prelude to Deadpool Corps #2. Walker Scobell watched Deadpool 2 for two months in order to act like younger Ryan Reynolds. Ryan Reynolds has also said that Scobell knows every word of the movie. Deadpool 3, which is set to release in 2024, is the most anticipated movie by Marvel Studios.
Fans are super excited for the film as it will be the MCU debut for both Deadpool and Wolverine. Shawn Levy mentioning Walker Scobell can be a hint towards his appearance in the film. However, nothing is official yet.
Deadpool 3 will release on September 6, 2024.