Movie Fans Say Enough Is Enough After ‘Stranger Things’ And ‘Deadpool 3’ Director Says He’s Trying To Cross The Franchises Over

Shawn Levy Is Trying To Crossover 'Deadpool' And 'Stranger Things'

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I interviewed Shawn Levy earlier this year and I really liked chatting with him. He seems like a truly decent, while also wildly energetic, dude. I told him as much during our conversation if you want to check that out.

The reason that I mention my interaction with Levy is that I want to make clear that, despite how much I genuinely liked the dude, I think his recent comments about crossing over the Stranger Things and Deadpool universes are absolutely INSANE and is exactly what’s wrong with Hollywood at the moment.

Deadpool 3 and Stranger Things director Shawn Levy says he and Ryan Reynolds have discussed crossing the two franchises over

“Funnily enough, Ryan [Reynolds] and I were trying to figure out how in the world could we do a Deadpool-Stranger Things crossover. We haven’t cracked it yet, but it’s on the table,” Levy told Variety at the Emmy Awards on Monday night.

Deadpool and its sequel are two of the top three highest-grossing R-rated films of all time, while Stranger Things is arguably the most successful series in the history of Netflix. There is no reason — logically, narratively, or financially — to do something like this other than a base desire to simply smash franchises together for the sake of it. Can you imagine Deadpool having a conversation with Dustin? That sounds like a waking nightmare.

Needless to say, Levy’s comments were far from well-received by the pop culture community, with one Twitter user even joking to “please take the cocaine away from these people.”

Shawn, you’re great at what you do: Stranger Things rules and there’s no doubting Deadpool 3 will be a blast, too. Let’s just stick to that and not overcomplicate things. If it ain’t broke, don’t cross ’em over — that’s how the old saying goes, right?

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