In a now-locked Reddit thread, u/Spiderbyte detailed how Scarlet Witch’s potential “Deadpool 3” role was fake, admitting they made the story up. They said they came up with the plot after being bored during the writer’s strike, so they posted an “obviously fake” rumor described as a joke. However, it gained traction when Marvel Cinematic Universe scooper @CanWeGetToast tweeted a source confirming one of the made-up story details to be true: Matthew Macfadyen playing a character named Paradox.
While it remains to be seen whether Macfadyen’s character is named Paradox — and Spiderbyte guessing it a total coincidence — Spiderbyte stressed that the information they gave about the film was entirely fake: “And I cannot stress this enough. I have no inside intel. Every word of it was fake and made up by me. I didn’t even plan to have it listed as Paradox.” They added they were surprised to see other scoopers run with the Scarlet Witch news, once again stating, “NONE OF IT IS TRUE.”
Some MCU fans might see the Scarlet Witch rumor not being authentic as a total bummer. It would certainly be fun if Elizabeth Olsen returned to her most iconic role in “Deadpool 3.” However, with the film coming out next year, the fewer spoiler details revealed the better. Leaks have revealed too many things ahead of releases in the past. In this case, the leak turned out to be bait — which some scoopers quickly fell for.