‘Deadpool’ Screenwriters Discuss If We’ll See The Character Make An Appearance In The ‘X-Men’ Films

Still_-_64 (1)The appearance of Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool led many fans to wonder if we will see the character making an appearance in any of 20th Century Fox’s other upcoming X-films. Will we see Deadpool make his presence felt in the larger X-Men Cinematic Universe? While speaking with The Playlist, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick commented on the matter and definitely sound like they’re open the idea. Reese stated the following on the matter.

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 commented that it’s “a timeline that will eventually catch up I would imagine” before adding the following on the matter.

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.

Well, definitely sounds like something that could possibly happen at some point but we’ll have to wait a little bit for the timelines to catch up. However, with Cable & Domino being introduced in the sequel and an X-Force film very likely on the way, I think we can wait for the time being. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: The Playlist

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  • Chris W

    Oh god. The same cable can appear in both films. Glee.

  • WarrenWII

    I dont understand that comment on the timelines that will catch up one day.
    Are the writers really thinking that the young X-Men actors and their movies will get into 2017-2018 present day? So Deadpool and co will look like mid 30’s characters and the x-men from the 80s will still look like teenagers, more than 30 year later? That doesnt make any sense lol.

    Not to mention that present day already have the adult X-Men very well and alive, just like Colossus, so…. it would be a big mess.

    And I highly doubt Fox will move the whole X-Men Apocalypse cast to present day, like 15 or so actors moved to present day. I know All new comics have the original 5 in present day, but moving +15 actors to present day is really forced and highly unlikely.