With a “Deadpool” finally getting his own movie in early 2016, one question that has arisen is if the movie will still be a part of the same cinematic universe as the “X-Men” movies.
Ryan Reynolds played the role in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” though as an earlier incarnation different to the one that will appear in the upcoming solo movie. With “X-Men: Days of Future Past” have now re-written much of the events of that first ‘Wolverine’ film though, it does free up from the burdens of explaining what went on with the character in that movie.
‘Future Past’ writer-producer Simon Kinberg spoken about this very topic with ComicBook.com, saying:
“There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the X-Men universe now, and Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it’s part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel’s done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox.”
“Deadpool” is currently scheduled for release in early 2016.