Seems like you can’t be a character in any form of a Marvel film universe without wondering in the back of your mind if you were snapped out of existence by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. And that’s very evident with various actors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, but let’s hop across universes and talk about Fox’s Marvel universe. More specifically, Deadpool. Back in August, the cast of Deadpool 2 was asked if they believe their characters would have survived being snapped out of existence. Now let’s hear from the man himself, Kevin Feige.
The Marvel Studios head was recently asked on the red carpet for the British Academy Brittania Awards ceremony whether Deadpool himself survived the effects of Thanos snapping half of humanity out of existence in Avengers: Infinity War. Naturally, Kevin Feige pointed out that hey, Deadpool and company from the X-Men world aren’t part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the moment. And with so many logistical and international details and parties involved with Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s assets, much of this is above Feige’s pay grade.
Sure, many hardcore fans are no doubt salivating at the thought and prospect of seeing other Marvel properties integrated into the MCU, but that’s probably not going to be anytime soon. Especially when you consider Fox is still actively working on the likes of Dark Phoenix, X-Force, The New Mutants, not to mention television programs such as The Gifted and Legion. But this is about Deadpool, so back to Kevin Feige’s words on whether the Merc with the Mouth survived the attack of another Marvel character played by Josh Brolin who isn’t Cable.
It’s also worth noting that of all the characters Kevin Feige has been asked about in regards to the Thanos snap in Infinity War, Deadpool was apparently not one of them. Go figure:
“Technically speaking, he was not in the MCU, he was not in that cinematic universe, so he was not affected, probably. What I will say is, for years and years the dream has been to have access to as many of our characters back so that we can tell those stories at Marvel Studios.”
So right now, no. But then, even if he had, this is Deadpool. The same Deadpool who once killed the Marvel Universe. So he’d probably find a way around being snapped out of the Marvel Universe anyway. Here, you can watch Feige address whether the Merc with the Mouth survived Thanos in the video below:
— Variety (@Variety) October 27, 2018
Again, it remains to be seen just when, if at all, you’d see mutants appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Kevin Feige knows this, as he’s not giving away any details about what possible ideas he would have on integrating that entire world into the ongoing world that is the MCU. What do you think, though? In your mind, did Deadpool and company make it through the Thanos snap? If not, that would be a pretty small roster for Drew Goddard’s X-Force film. Let us know in the comments below.
Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 are both available now on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD.