Don’t Bet On ‘Deadpool’ Teaming Up With The ‘X-Men’ Movies

Since the ‘Deadpool’ move hit theaters a couple weeks ago, the rumor-spewing comic book experts and cinephiles alike have been running rampant, flapping their gums, with all kinds of theories about the Deadpool sequel. A couple of the main dudes behind the movie’s making, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, sat down with Rodrigo Perez of ‘The Playlist’, to answer some of our burning questions about what we can guess might come about in the sequel. They began by addressing the potential for the X-Men universe / Deadpool crossover and said:

“The second issue at hand is the ‘X-Men’ universe timeline. ‘The X-Men’ series is currently set in the 1980s, ‘Deadpool,’ is set three decades later in our present day…

“It’s a timeline that will eventually catch up I would imagine,” Wernick said. “But [‘X-Men’ producer] Simon [Kingberg’s] more the keeper of that universe and maybe we’ll see more X-Men playing in Deadpool’s sandbox and probably Deadpool playing in their sandbox at some point.”

This is the best news possible for any Deadpool fan out there, and the added sweetness that characters like Colossus might show up only contributes to the win here. What’s more, they confirmed Cable is for sure in the cards for the sequel, and even threw down some rumors about Domino making an appearance as well.

“Yeah, we’re on that path,” Wernick said about including Cable in the sequel. “We teased him in the coda, we’re sticking to those plans and are having a great time writing.”