Fox Exec Forced To Give Control Of Deadpool & Marvel Properties To Kevin Feige

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20th Century Fox Film vice chairman Emma Watts might be staying on board of Fox’s film division, but the executive had to turn over control of Deadpool and other Marvel characters to Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, Deadline reports.

According to the trade, Watts had to turn Deadpool and other Marvel characters over to Kevin Feige but was incentivized to stay at Fox in order to oversee James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels. Recent rumors pointed to Watts reuniting with Jim Gianopulos at Paramount, but this no longer seems to be the case.

It was originally assumed Watts would be moving over to Disney, with control of Deadpool as part of her package deal, but she’ll instead remain at Fox and key to Disney’s relationship with Cameron.

Deadpool’s future at Disney remains unknown. Kevin Feige recently denied the rumors that Deadpool would make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Sony’s next Spider-Man film.

Although it isn’t clear when or even how we could see Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool make his debut in the MCU, Kevin Feige has confirmed that the studio will not be changing anything about Ryan Reynolds’ take on the character even with Disney acquiring 21st Century Fox’s assets.

Are you hoping for an update on Deadpool 3 soon? How do you think Deadpool will join the MCU? Or could he remain separate? Let us know below!

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Directed by David Leitch from a script written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.

Deadpool 2 is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Source: Deadline

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.