Some of the shards contained snapshots of the film’s cast, including Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams), Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and the evil Doctor Strange variant from Marvel’s What If… animated series.
However, eagle-eyed fans immediately picked up on a smaller shard of glass that they believe features an image of the “Merc with a Mouth” himself: Deadpool. But Reynolds quickly shot down that Internet theory.
“I guess I’m not really supposed to say anything about that but I’m really not in the movie,” Reynolds told Variety. However, he did leave room for doubt, adding, “I could be an unreliable narrator, but I promise you I’m not in the movie.”
Reynolds and Stewart wouldn’t be the first actors to lie about making a cameo appearance in a Marvel film. Andrew Garfield notoriously denied any involvement in Spider-Man: No Way Home until the film was released last December, not even telling his Amazing Spider-Man co-star and ex-girlfriend Emma Stone that he was reprising his role as the famed webslinger.
Sounds like we’ll all just have to wait and see for ourselves who Doctor Strange encounters on his maddening journey through the multiverse when the film hits theaters May 6.