A few weeks ago we found out the long-awaited Deadpool movie was FINALLY going to happen, but many wondered if it would be a standalone movie or would it be, much like every other Marvel film of the past few years, a part of the wide-ranging Marvel Universe.
According to X-Men: Days of Future Past writer and producer Simon Kinberg (via ComicBook.com) it will be…
“There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the X-Men universe now,” Kinberg explained, “and Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it’s part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel’s done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox.”
The original script for Deadpool is said to be detached from the main X-Men film universe, even making jokes at the expense of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where Deadpool made his first on-screen appearance.
That’s all very good news, and if Deadpool didn’t make jokes about how poorly he was portrayed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine then someone there wasn’t doing their job.
Deadpool is currently scheduled for release on February 12, 2016.