No Crossover Between Deadpool and X-Men in the Near Future. With Deadpool worldwide success and a sequel being made, fans have wondered if there would be a crossover between Deadpool and the X-Men. Well it appears we may have to wait a bit longer for that to happen.
Speaking with The Playlist, Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick says that fans may have to wait a while for a Deadpool/X-Men team-up. “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,” Reese told the site. “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.”
“It’s a timeline that will eventually catch up I would imagine,” Wernick added. “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.”
So 20th Century Fox may be playing it safe before merging them soon, as they now have two successful franchises under their belt. “Deadpool’s now become a brand and franchise unto himself, independent of the X-Men and that’s great,” Wernick continued. “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.”
For now, the duo is still involved with what’s next for Deadpool, especially mixing him with other properties like X-Force. “If it’s Deadpool related, I think you’ll see some of our fingerprints on that.”
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