Deadpool joining the team is alluded to in Marvel’s Midnight Suns
Wade Wilson has indeed taken over the Midnight Suns Twitter account.
The super-team that used to go by the name Midnight Sons(opens in new tab), which will soon be called Marvel’s Midnight Suns in the realm of videogames, has included many hero types to make up its roster. The bulk of them are, at best, C-listers like Wong, Morbius, Werewolf by Night, Iron Fist, and Man-Thing, but a few of them have gained fame thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Blade, Wolverine, and Doctor Strange if you’re like that kind of stuff. But Deadpool is one name that is not on the Midnight Sons list.
At some point in the not-so-distant future, that could change. Deadpool has “taken over” the Midnight Suns Twitter account, renaming it #DeadpoolSuns, and threatens to keep it that way “until these nerds put me in their Midnight Suns game.” Of course, there is also a Deadpool-inspired video.
It’s also possible that Firaxis and 2K are simply profiting from Deadpool’s fame as the release date of Marvel’s Midnight Suns approaches. But there’s a potential that the merc with a mouth will turn up.
In the guise of Bob Dobalina, alias Hydra, YouTuber TonyBingGaming(opens in new tab) spotted a clue at Deadpool back in July. Bob (opens in new tab), who mistakenly joined Hydra for AIM thinking it had an excellent dental plan, ultimately became Deadpool’s friend and sidekick. In contrast to being a member of Hydra, Bob showed up in the first Deadpool movie as one of Ajax’s hired guns.
However, Hydra It would be strange to have Bob, a villain in Midnight Suns, without Deadpool because he is such a specialist character and is so strongly related to the latter.
It’s a bit of a reach, and like the Deadpool tweet itself, it may just be 2K having fun with the fans, but Deadpool’s joke about MoonKnight may have also some deeper meaning. Some fans have theorized that Moon Knight may ultimately be incorporated into Midnight Suns upon spotting a reference to Khonshu(opens in new tab), the Egyptian god of the moon, in a teaser for the game.
Although that won’t leave a comment on the video, 2K Games did retweet it with the query, “How did Deadpool get in here?”
The confirmed cast of Marvel’s Midnight Suns is already rather hefty, so it wouldn’t be too tough to fit one or two (or more), extra heroes, into the game:
- South America
- Iron Man
- Wolverine (voiced, as always, by Steve Blum) (voiced, as always, by Steve Blum)
- The Strange One
- Captain Incredible
- Ionut Minoru
- The Robbie Reyes variant of Ghost Rider, who drives a car
- The Red Witch
Furthermore, it seems to me improbable that 2K would employ a very well-known character like Deadpool to promote Midnight Suns with a phony demand for inclusion if it wasn’t planning to feature the character in the game; doing so would only serve to annoy people who would like to see him there.
Soon enough, we’ll discover the truth: The launch date of Marvel’s Midnight Suns is set for December 2.