It seems that everyone wants a piece of Deadpool now. I guess when an R-rated, mid-sized budget comic book-based film blows through box office records like never seen before that sort of thing is going to happen.
X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer was very clear recently that he’d love to see Deadpool join his group of mutants at some point in the future…
“It’s every bit as large,” Singer said of the world, which has so far encompassed nine films, while doing the press rounds for “X-Men: Apocalypse” in London. “And now that we’ve altered the timeline [with 2014’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’], there are endless possibilities.”
One of those possibilities is bringing the wise-cracking Deadpool into the fold after the character proved popular enough to top $760 million in global box office receipts, with a domestic take ($362 million) that shockingly topped DC’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” stateside. But as much of a no-brainer as that would appear to be, it’s not a simple equation.
“If you take a character as irreverent and meta as Deadpool and connect him to something as grounded and serious as X-Men, you have to do it carefully and gently,” Singer said. “When you drop them all in together it can be a disaster. That has to be done delicately, but there’s plenty of room to do it.”
Variety speculates that one way Deadpool could hook up with the X-Men would be in an “X-Force” movie, which in the comics Deadpool did actually join up with some of the X-Men heroes.
As for Deadpool ever hooking up with the Avengers? Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo say they too would love to see it happen.
“Tim Miller is a very good friend of ours,” Joe told Screen Junkies in a recent Q&A. “We’d love to see Deadpool jump into the MCU. But that’s probably all I have to say about that.”
Anthony then added: “The great thing about Marvel is that there is an attitude of nothing’s impossible but that doesn’t mean everything is possible, you just have to chase it.”
Quite a turnaround for the guy, Ryan Reynolds, who got decimated by bad reviews the last time he entered the superhero world as Green Lantern, huh?
In other crossover news, the Independent reports that Deadpool director Tim Miller and producer/writer Simon Kinberg are looking into getting Spider-Man to appear in the next Deadpool movie.
“I would love to see it,” Kinberg said. “Both of us are close with [Marvel’s] Kevin [Feige], we respect and love Kevin. If it were even remotely possible, we will find a way because we would love to see it.”
Whether Deadpool ever does appear in either of the other Marvel universes and whether Spidey will show up in Deadpool 2 are still yet to be determined, however.
Until then, here’s everything we know about Deadpool 2, the one film we do know he will appear in…