With elements and characters from the “X-Men” universe appearing in current box-office champ “Deadpool”, it begs the obvious question – could things go the other way around with Deadpool himself or the likes of Negasonic Teenage Warhead scoring an appearance in a major X-Men movie?
For now we know Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth will be a part of a “Deadpool” sequel and an “X-Force” film in the works, the later boasting fan favorite character Cable. 20th Century Fox hasn’t made any formal plans yet, but “Deadpool” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick tell CinemaBlend that they think he should be a very visible part of the X-Men universe:
“Absolutely. I mean absolutely, as much we could see X-Men [characters] in the Deadpool universe, we could see Deadpool in the X-Men universe. And we even have some fun ideas about that. That’s more [a] Simon Kinberg question. He’s the keeper of the X-Men universe, but in terms of like, ‘Could he pop he up in, you know, you know, any of the upcoming X-Men movies?’ Absolutely. As long as it’s done right, I think we would embrace it.”
One big challenge would be that of the character’s violence and profanity, things that would have to be censored to appear in a PG-13 movie. Asked if they’d consider bleeping out his curse words, the writers say: “That’s a great idea, yeah. We’ve been thinking along those lines, because he’s almost trapped in a PG-13 movie. It’s a fun idea.”
Could Deadpool and Wolverine appear on screen together one day? The writers are open the possibility, though lament the fact star Hugh Jackman is leaving the Wolverine role. Reese days:
“What I would say is we’ve broken all the rules, so there are no rules that we’re unafraid to break, and so, you never know. We would love to be able to have Wolverine go head to head with Deadpool, but we also have to keep in mind that there is this larger X-strategy in place and then there’s also, I think, probably a little fatigue on Hugh’s part.
He’s done so many versions of Wolverine and he’s doing one more, and I just have to believe at some point he wants to hang up the claws and I just think we have to respect that. It’s the bottom line, It’s unfortunate that the timing worked out to be the way it is, but at the same time, you can never begrudge an actor or anyone in any profession, the decision to be like alright, it’s time to hand it off to someone else… We might be showing up at Hugh’s ranch in Australia with a rag with chloroform on it. You just never know.”
“Deadpool” is now out in cinemas.