Wolverine Probably Not In “Deadpool”

Out doing promotional work for the sci-fi thriller “Self/less,” actor Ryan Reynolds has spoken about the highly-anticipated “Deadpool” superhero comic adaptation which will be getting its time to shine at the 20th Century Fox panel on Saturday during Comic-Con.

Many have wondered how much the film will tie back-in to the “X-Men” franchise, whether there’ll be crossovers, and whether Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine will cameo. Speaking with Screen Rant, it sounds as though there really won’t be much linking back at all due to the nature and tone of the material:

“That’s a damn good question. You tell me. It would be kind of hard, wouldn’t it? Because you have a character – let’s say you have a character who knows he’s in a comic book movie, that sort of breaks the fourth wall [and] has a tendency to kind of say people’s real names instead of their characters’ names.

How do you introduce that into another universe that…does not do that? So…I don’t know. I’d be curious to say. I’m not saying that’s not going to happen. I don’t know if it’s going to happen. I would love to see that. You have to be very careful about how you do that because you don’t want to do a disservice to any one of these characters that are beloved by everyone.”

In a separate interview with MTV, Reynolds was asked about the rumor that the film will make fun of the previous version of the character which he played in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”:

“I’m not going to give anything away, because this movie has more friggin Easter Eggs than the Easter Bunny. There’s lots of stuff in there that people are going to love and people are going to get, and then there are lots of things that, the audience who is not initiated to Deadpool, might go right over their head. We have plenty in there for them too.”

“Deadpool” hits cinemas on February 12th next year.