A Deadpool crossover with the X-Men is not happening any time soon
With the Deadpool movie about to win its third weekend at the box office and a sequel already in the works, some fans are wondering if 20th Century Fox is also looking at a potential Deadpool crossover with the X-Men film franchise. Speaking with The Playlist, Deadpool writers and executive producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick says we may be waiting a while for a Deadpool crossover.
“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,” Reese told the site. “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.”
“It’s a timeline that will eventually catch up I would imagine,” Wernick added. “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.”
He said that they will be cautious about merging them soon, as the studio now has two successful franchise.
“Deadpool’s now become a brand and franchise unto himself, independent of the ‘X-Men’ and that’s great,” Wernick continued. “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.”
The duo did say that they will have a hand in anything involving Deadpool from now on, such as X-Force. “If it’s Deadpool related, I think you’ll see some of our fingerprints on that.”
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