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Ryan Reynolds isn’t expecting a third Deadpool movie and… Gambit still happening?!

May 3rd, 2018 by Marc Comments

On the press tour for the upcoming Deadpool sequel, star Ryan Reynolds dropped the bombshell that a third Deadpool movie is unlikely.

But don’t panic yet.

So here’s the deal: Marvel have acquired the rights to FOX’s Marvel properties, so they are getting Fantastic Four and all the X-Properties back; but that won’t happen until next year.

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds seems in the dark about the little details of the deal, saying recently: “I really genuinely don’t know a thing about it. I read that [CEO and chairman] Bob Iger felt that there’s plenty of room in that universe to have a rated-R character like Deadpool. This is completely conjecture on my part, but I wouldn’t imagine that Disney bought Fox to dismantle it or something like that. I think that Disney bought Fox so it could have that in its arsenal.”

However, he reckons the chances Deadpool 3 are pretty slim, however it’s not because of the merger, it’s because Deadpool will go a different direction, leaving the single life behind: “For Deadpool 3, it’s an odd thing to say, but I don’t think there will be a Deadpool 3. I think going forward it will be an X-Force movie, which would be his team so to speak.”

“The X-Force is much different than say the Avengers. X-Force is made up of a team that is very morally flexible… so you’re dealing with this rag-tag group of men and women who don’t have the strong moral compass that they Avengers do or X-Men.”

We know that X-Force is being set up in Deadpool 2 with Josh Brolin’s appearance as Cable along with Domino (Zazie Beats), Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Colossus (Stefan Kapicic), Bedlam (Terry Crews), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan), Rictor (Bill Skarsgard) and Pete Wisdom (Rob Delaney), so the team is now established.

But is there anything Reynolds would like to see in Deadpool’s future?

“I know it’s a pipe dream that would never come true but I’d love to see a Deadpool Logan movie,” Reynold said, “A ‘Wolvipool’ if I may, that would be fun.”

We honestly can’t help feeling that Wolverine and Deadpool will meet on screen again soon (they met in Wolverine, remember?)… but, hey, what do we know?

In related news, Producer Simon Kinsberg also said that they are just moving ahead with the X-Men franchise until they are told to quit:  “We haven’t had any discussions yet about what the Disney acquisition of Fox would look like for the Marvel properties because I think legally they’re not allowed to talk about it until it’s done,” he says.

“So no we haven’t talked about it all. We’re just moving forward as we move forward. Once Drew Goddard’s ready we’ll get into X-Force and, believe it or not, we’re still trying to get Gambit [starring Channing Tatum as the cajun mutant] up and running. The hope is to keep moving forward until we hear otherwise. To me, I have no idea what to expect but I think it could be really exciting.”

So, look, there’s no question that Kevin Feige is going to want to bring the X-Men, X-Force and everyone else into the MCU in the near future, Fantastic Four too, so we reckon the X-Franchise at Fox is in its death throes, but we’re not complaining as, on the whole, we’re big fans of the franchise.

As for any characters coming across to the MCU? Well, the X-Men movies have a very young cast now so it’s not impossible, although we imagine Feige and co will want to recast them all, including Wolverine. But Deadpool? Well, something about Deadpool just seems to allow for him co-existing in bother universes… we’re not sure why exactly, we just think a character as meta and in-the-know as Wade Wilson just might have a way around this.

What say you all?

Deadpool 2 is out on May 16

Source: EW

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….