During a recent interview with Screenrant promoting his movie ‘Self/Less,’ Ryan Reynolds opened up about having just finished shooting the ‘Deadpool’ movie and what other appearances we might expect to see from the Merc with a Mouth in the coming years, especially in regards to the character popping up in cross-overs with other films in the shared X-Men Universe owned by 20th Century Fox. Reynolds had the following to say:
“It would be kind of hard, wouldn’t it? Because you have a character – let’s say you have a character who knows he’s in a comic book movie, that sort of breaks the fourth wall [and] has a tendency to kind of say people’s real names instead of their characters’ names. How do you introduce that into another universe that…does not do that? So…I don’t know. I’d be curious to say. I’m not saying that’s not going to happen. I don’t know if it’s going to happen. I would love to see that…You have to be very careful about how you do that because you don’t want to do a disservice to any one of these characters that are beloved by everyone.”
He does bring up a good point, especially about the breaking the 4th wall stuff, as a character taking audiences completely out of a serious ‘X-Men’ movie might not be what a director or a studio wants to hear, especially if it is potentially harming the film Deadpool is cameo’ing in just for the sake of a joke. However, there is probably a way to make it work. If ‘Deadpool’ proves as successful as its fans are hoping the film will be, there is no doubt in my mind that the character will make his way into an ‘X-Men’ movie in the near future, where hopefully we can see a showdown between him and whoever is playing Wolverine.
What are your thoughts on Deadpool crossing over into other films? Should he maintain his own franchise so he can fully be the character we love? Or do you think there would not be much of a problem? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!