Ever since Disney merged with 20th Century Fox, Marvel superheroes previously siloed to their own self-contained movie franchises suddenly have the ability to crossover with the proper Avengers films. While most of the attention has been focused on the X-Men, the character of Wade Wilson AKA Deadpool is also a tricky one.
Though the Deadpool films exist within the old X-Men film franchise, they are decidedly not for kids. And although a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 was released last Christmas, it now appears that Deadpool could crossover to the more family-friendly Marvel Cinematic Universe, but somehow he’ll still swear a lot?
On Monday, news circulated that the Deadpool screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese confirmed that Disney has given the green light on future Deadpool movies set within the MCU. Here’s the big quote from Reese in full:
“The promise [from Disney] is that there will be more Deadpool. He will live in the R-rated universe that we’ve created, and hopefully, we’ll be allowed to play a little bit in the MCU sandbox as well and incorporate him into that. We’ve just got to land on the right idea and once we do, I think we’ll be off to the races. We wake up thinking about Deadpool and we go to sleep thinking about Deadpool, so there will be another Deadpool and we just have to make it the right way.”
Right now, it’s unclear if this means Deadpool will continue to be played by Ryan Reynolds in his new MCU incarnation or not. And if so, the implications of that crossover are kind of weird. After all, Josh Brolin (famous for Thanos) also plays Cable in the Deadpool movies. So, if the foul-mouthed of Deadpool we’re all used to does appear in legit MCU movies, it almost necessitates a parallel universe explanation by default.
Then again, because this is Deadpool, all of that confusing comic book continuity could probably be just as easily handled with a joke.
At this time there is no confirmation as to when a new Deadpool movie will begin filming.