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…
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