Deadpool 2 brought the meta humor in a big way when it was released last weekend, lambasting everything from the X-Men movies to the DC Films universe. One idea the writers had never made it to film, however, and it’s an idea that would have blown the minds of the collective fandom: a post-credits scene involving the cast of each Fantastic Four film.
In an interview with Yahoo!, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed their idea to bring together both big screen versions of Marvel’s First Family in a post-credits scene that continued the X-Force interviews:
“We had Chris Evans coming in, not as Captain America, but as the Human Torch. And then we had a subsequent scene where all the  Fantastic Four [cast] came in together, including Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch, to kind of one-up the Chris Evans visit.”
It’s an incredible idea, and it’s a shame they didn’t go through with it. None of the Fantastic Four films have been hits with critics or audiences, which make them ripe for Deadpool‘s acerbic sense of humor. The joke would have certainly been a highlight for many fans, though there is the question if some of the more casual fans would have understood the references.
Would you have wanted to see the Fantastic Four casts reunite in Deadpool 2? Let us know in the comments!
Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna join the cast in undisclosed roles.
Deadpool 2 is now playing in theaters!
10 Potential Directors For The Next ‘Fantastic Four’ Movie
Fantastic Four is one of the most important titles in comic book history. It is the foundation where Marvel Comics originated from. Yet on the film side, more than any other property, the Fantastic Four have had a rough go. The first family of comics deserves better. With the news that Disney is in the process of acquiring Fox (unless Comcast swoops in for a final bid), the number one topic on everybody’s mind is when and how the Fantastic Four will be incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
One big factor in bringing the Fantastic Four into the MCU is who will be the director of the team’s next cinematic outing. This director will face both the difficult task of redefining a film franchise that most filmgoers now have a negative association with and also setting the tone and casting some of the most iconic names in comic books. What would Iron Man be without Jon Favreau? Guardians of the Galaxy is unique because of James Gunn’s creative vision. Black Panther owes a great deal of its success to Ryan Coogler. The Fantastic Four need the same level of guidance.
Marvel Studios has a great track record of finding directors from unconventional places. They see talent and potential in a filmmaker — maybe ones who don’t have the immediate track record for big scale filmmaking but directors who know how to craft interesting narratives, fully realized characters and get great performances from actors. There are plenty to choose from and we’ve come up with ten great directors Marvel should look at to helm the next Fantastic Four movie. Click Next to get started!