Ryan Reynolds Says Deadpool / X-Men Crossover May Happen


The emphasis is on “may.”  In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, Ryan Reynolds talks about his interest in a Deadpool / X-Men crossover, but also the difficulties associated with it.  So what’s the problem?  Reynolds lays out the issues of Deadpool’s characterization and how they differ from the rest of the heroes.

"He’s aware that he’s in a comic book, he’s aware that he’s played by another person … So you just have to be kind of careful how you do it."

However, Reynolds thinks that they may be able to pull it off by using X-Force — the team headed up by Cable (the son of Scott Summers / Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor, Jean Grey’s clone).

"I think that’s a great way to expand the Deadpool universe a little bit, but also introduce Cable and all these other great characters that come along with that."

What do you think?  Are you interested in seeing a Deadpool / X-Men film?  Do you think Deadpool’s characterization would be compromised if it happened?

The character of Wade Wilson was first introduced in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) before his disfigurement.  For a couple of years, fans had been lobbying for a Deadpool solo film.  The news of Ryan Reynolds reprising his role was welcomed.  The film wrapped up filming in May and is well into the post-production process.

At Comic-Con 2015, Fox’s Hall H presentation and panel for Deadpool absolutely killed it (pun intended).  The trailer — something the studio still considered rough and not ready for public consumption — was soon leaked online.  The response to seeing the Merc with a Mouth in action was overwhelmingly positive.  Ryan Reynolds soon took to Twitter to tell fans that the trailer will be officially released soon — after they do some polishing up.

Deadpool will be released on February 12, 2016.  The film will be directed by Blur Films visual effects veteran Tim Miller, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and X-Men: Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg.  The cast includes Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson / Deadpool, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Ed Skrein as Ridge, Morena Baccarin as Copycat, aka Vanessa Carlysle, and Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead.

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