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Don’t expect Deadpool and X-Men to crossover any time soon, say writers

February 29th, 2016 by Marc Comments


We think it’s fair to say that with Colossus appearing in Deadpool and the constant references to him joining the X-Men, many people figured eventually the two would crossover. Well, maybe not, it seems.

Now Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have talked about several things, firstly Cable: “Yeah, we’re on that path,” Wernick said, “We teased him in the coda, we’re sticking to those plans and are having a great time writing.”

But what about crossing over with the X-Men movies: “Oh for sure, if you look at the ‘Iron Man’ model they had two ‘Iron Man’ [movies] before they had an ‘Avengers,’ and if left up to us, I think that would be a very prudent path,” Reese explained.

“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,” adds Wernick, “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.”

“Deadpool’s now become a brand and franchise unto himself, independent of the ‘X-Men’ and that’s great. And that gives the studio two franchises in one, but I think it is its own franchise, and you’ll see synergy between those two properties, but they’re two very distinct brands.”

Will we see more well-established mutants in the Deadpool sequel? “I think we’ve established ourselves as a franchise now and as much as they trusted us to make this movie, I think they now trust us even more,” Wernick said.

“So I think we’ll be able to sneak into the garage and pull out the Ferrari every once in a while and take it for a spin.”

Hmmmmmm… who would you like to see in future Deadpool movies? Let us know…

Source: Indiewire

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….