By: John M Jerva
There’s no denying that Ryan Reynolds is The Merc with a Mouth Deadpool and has made the role his and with 2 films under his belt, many are wondering when and how Reynolds’ R rated superhero will fit into the PG-13 friendly Disney MCU ever since the House that that the Mouse built acquired 20th Century Fox and all the other Marvel properties they had.
Well I think we can put the fears of Deadpool being censored to rest as the writers of the films, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, approached the subject while doing press for Zombieland: Double Tap which they also wrote.
The two spoke to Joblo.com and served up their thoughts on the subject:
“I think the good news is, I think Marvel knows what they have in the property. There is a promise that we’re going to continue to explore DEADPOOL and its R-rated universe. And then the great news, the great wrinkle on top of that is that, you know, moving forward, the hope is that we get to jump into the MCU sandbox a little bit and play with some of their toys too and bring DEADPOOL into that world. So it’s a wonderful new adventure that we’re all looking forward to diving into. It’s timing that’s the one issue, in the sense that Ryan [Reynolds] is super busy, as we are, and then the other issue is finding that right idea. Very much like ZOMBIELAND, we weren’t doing it unless it’s great, you know, or if we think we can make it great. So it’s finding that right idea. And, you know, we’ve got a text chain going with Ryan in that, sometimes you get going at three in the morning if we wake up in the middle of the night. And then we think we’ve discovered the next great idea for DEADPOOL only to wake up the next morning and realize that it was shit. We’re constantly kicking around ideas and once we land on something that we all get excited about, I think it’ll be off to the races pending schedule.”
So there you have it True Believers, Deadpool will surely stay his great offensive self on his own. Although I feel if he teams up with anyone in the MCU, he will probably have to play nice in the team ups.
Reese also spoke about who he would like to see Deadpool interact with and is saddened that a Captain America/Deadpool crossover won’t happen since Chis Evans hung his shield up after ENDGAME. “I’m “sadly mourning Chris Evans’ departure because I always wanted Captain America and Deadpool to have to deal with each other.” That would have been amazing. “But I think we need to, ourselves, take a look at how the Marvel Universe is shaking out and find the characters that are really good foils for Deadpool,” Reese continued. “Like, you know, we always liked characters who feel like if you drop them in a room with Deadpool, they would immediately be in conflict with them because of his ridiculous, irreverent personality. Now, that may apply to anything, but the Marvel Universe is certainly full of those kinds of characters. And then also villains. They have much better villains on that side than Fox had in their stable. So that’ll be great when it comes down to finding antagonists.”
Personally, I would love to see Deadpool finally hook up with the X-Men since it was a running joke in the two films that only two characters were ever around when he showed up. I feel Deadpool and Wolverine together on screen would be gold. Only if Jackman would come out of retirement of course. I also feel that Thor and the Guardians Of The Galaxy would be another awesome group to put with Reynolds’ Merc.
Alas, we will have a while to wait and see how any of this will unfold but I’m sure rumors and predictions will run rampant in the meantime.
While we wait, checkout Reynolds in glorious action as Deadpool from the first film below!
About The Author: John M Jerva is the owner and editor-in-chief of Action-Flix.com and is a DIE HARD fan of everyhting Action! From the glorious past to the thrilling future, John lives and breathes action!