When the news hit that the Deadpool movie was really coming and a release date of Feb. 12, 2016 was announced, there was no word on whether this would be a standalone film or part of Fox’s X-Men movie universe. Of course, Deadpool already appeared in X-Men: Origins: Wolverine, but Wade Wilson was only Deadpool for the first part of that movie and then warped into something horrible and unrecognizable.
Hopefully, Fox learned from that horrible misuse of a very popular character and will play it closer to the comics for the Deadpool movie. Someone released some test footage (caughFOXcaugh) that made it look like the Deadpool movie would actually play with the fourth wall and humor aspects that the comic character is so popular for. Ryan Reynolds also wants to return (although he hasn’t signed yet) and he has a great comedic past.
Now, the news just hit that the Deadpool movie will take place in the X-Men movie universe. This is interesting because X-Men: Apocalypse comes out three months after Deadpool, but the chance of those two movies connecting is slim. Just like X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse is a period piece, this time moving the action to the 80s.
However, this does open up the chance for a cameo or two for some familiar X-Men characters to pop up, either as glorified cameos or even as a minor supporting character. If they really plan to go with Wilson breaking the fourth wall in the movie, he could even take a look-see at some X-Men character playing hero and make sarcastic remarks before heading off to do what Deadpool does.
Anyway, here is what producer Simon Kinberg had to say about Deadpool:
“There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the ‘X-Men’ universe now, and ‘Deadpool’ obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it’s part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel’s done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these ‘X-Men’ movies at Fox.”
So, who do you want to see pop up in the Deadpool movie? Should Deadpool show up in an X-Men movie in the future, possibly the third Wolverine movie since he knows Logan? How will they explain the fact that Origins, which is still in the timeline, screwed up Deadpool so bad? Let’s talk the Merc with a Mouth in the comments below.