With the apparent cancellation of 20th Century Fox’s in-development ‘X-Force’ movie, some are wondering what happened and how plans for the ‘X-Men’ shared universe have changed.  The latest attention is on Brianna Hildebrand, who debuts in ‘Deadpool’ in February as Negasonic Teenage Warhead.  People are suddenly noticing that the character is wearing a New Mutants uniform, even though a full-body image of her in the same uniform was released back in July:

Details, right?

At any rate, three new photos have been released for the R-rated ‘Deadpool’ which expands what Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) refers to as “X-Men bullsh**” in the film’s red band trailer.

The first shows Hildebrand, Reynolds and a CGI Colossus (based on either André Tricoteux or Stefan Kapicic):

(Actually, that image was already available, but hey!  Consider it a bonus!)

The second features Deadpool and Negasonic Teenage Warhead hanging out in a junkyard:

And finally, we see Gina Carano as Angel Dust:

Despite its R-rating, ‘Deadpool’ clearly exists within the existing ‘X-Men’ film universe, even though this Colossus is different than the version we’re accustomed to, played by Daniel Cudmore.  Though ‘X-Force’ is nixed, as far as we know, the Josh Boone-directed ‘New Mutants’ is still on track, although the last report was that only the first draft of the film had been completed.  Is Negasonic Teenage Warhead an Easter Egg of sorts, meant to create a bridge to ‘New Mutants’?  In the comics, this character isn’t technically a New Mutant, but she is a student at the School for Gifted Youngsters, but under the guidance of Emma Frost, who was declared dead in ‘Days of Future Past’.  And we do know that N.T.W.’s introduction in ‘Deadpool’ is as a student under the guidance of Colossus.

How would you like ‘Deadpool’ to tie into the ‘X-Men’?  Or should he remain separate from the PG-13 franchise?

Directed by Tim Miller from a script by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, ‘Deadpool’ stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano and Brianna Hildebrand and breaks into theaters on February 12, 2016!

Source: Collider