Earlier this year, Ryan Reynolds impressed us with his performance as the vulgar but hilarious and extremely violent Wade Wilson aka Deadpool. There were also 2 unforgettable X-Men characters in the movie that caught our eye – Colossus (played by Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (played by Brianna Hildebrand).
Since then, fans and movie-goers started asking, “Will Deadpool ever join the X-Men?”
X-Men director Bryan Singer recently revealed that “there is plenty of room” for a X-Men/Deadpool crossover. Isn’t that great? 😀
Singer explained that to make sure this crossover doesn’t screw up the franchise, a lot has to be taken into consideration and careful planning will be needed.
“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. 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,” said the filmmaker in an interview with Variety.
The X-Men director added that one of the ways that the “Merc with a Mouth” can be included into the franchise is through an “X-Force” movie.
Just in case you didn’t know, “X-Force” is the paramilitary superhero spin-off group that Deadpool has called home over the years in the Marvel comics.
Then again, though the X-Men cinematic universe is a huge franchise with 9 movies are accounted so far, it may not be easy for the filmmakers in Fox to see eye-to-eye as Deadpool is going to have a franchise of his own.
If you asked us, we think that it’s a cool idea to include Deadpool in the X-Men universe like when he appeared in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. But the anti-hero we know now is no longer mouthless and boring.
So to really incorporate him into the X-Men universe, the franchise have to match up with his dark humour and snarky attitude. If not, Deadpool will only serve as comic relief in the possible crossover film.
Let us know what you think about a X-Men/Deadpool crossover in the comments below 🙂