The “Deadpool” film is set to win its third weekend at the box office, easily trouncing all the competition despite having been out since just before Valentine’s Day.
With a sequel and/or an “X-Force” film already in the works, one that will include some fan favorite mutants from the “X-Men” comics like Cable, there’s the obvious question of whether we’ll see some characters previously portrayed in the “X-Men” films teaming with Deadpool in the near future.
Speaking with The Playlist, writers and executive producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick surprisingly indicated that further crossovers aren’t very likely – mostly due to continuity issues. Reese saying:
“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. 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. “
Wernick adds some more:
“It’s a timeline that will eventually catch up I would imagine. 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.”
Both Reese and Wernick have confirmed that they will have a hand in anything involving Deadpool from now on.
“We will have a hand in it. I think everything that ‘Deadpool’ is involved in we will have a hand in and it’s a universe that Ryan [Reynolds] and us are very close to and very protective of, so I do think we would absolutely involved in that franchise as well. If it’s Deadpool related, I think you’ll see some of our fingerprints on that.”
“Deadpool” is now out in cinemas.