Marvel Studios could explore using Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool to kill off some X-Men in his usual nonchalant hilarious manner for the MCU
The Fox and Disney deal paved way for the debut of some exciting characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Although most of these characters were created by Marvel, bad times and certain deals restricted their access to the studio.
The new deal means characters like Wolverine, Fantastic Four, The X-men and Doctor Doom could be making MCU entries soon. With the confirmation of Professor X’s cameo in Doctor Strange’s Multiverse of Madness, the X-men are sure to follow soon. There is no denying that this amalgamation creates endless possibilities for studio writers.
Mutants in the MCU
One very interesting character set for MCU debut is Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool. The dynamics and sheer unpredictability of Deadpool’s character give him the freedom to break the fourth wall. This ability, as a matter of fact, is specifically what makes a Deadpool movie stand alone in its league.
In the comics, Deadpool has fought for pretty much every kind of cause; good, bad, terrible, heinous, he’s done it all. The movie kept true to this immortal maniac’s rash behaviour and attitude both Deadpool movies released in 2016 and 2018.
MCU Phase 4 is set to feature a whole lot more screen time for characters and their adventure. From alternate timelines to extraterrestrial agencies, there isn’t any shortage of cosmic activity in the next phase. One can only wonder how the MCU intends to accommodate these extra heroes and villains. Maybe Phase 5 would be a good place.
Although many characters crossing over already has connections with the current MCU timeline. But some could still be deemed surplus to present requirements.
The X-men Saga
One group certainly making an entry is the X-men, with Professor X leading the way. However, it is very likely that Marvel will be looking to prune the team as it doesn’t make sense plotwise. But it wouldn’t also make sense to just pretend they never existed in the timeline at all.
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Fox’s X- Men franchise had a mix fan reaction. On one side the last of the series, The Dark Phoenix was an utter failure. On the other side, Wolverine had the love of the audience for the longest of the time. Using these characters again would be a marketing issue for the studio. It’s better for them to somehow address the missing characters.
Interestingly, Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool had a Wolverine cameo to tie the character into their universe. And now if reports are to be believed Reynolds has another suggestion to help Marvel acknowledge the Fox characters.
Deadpool Kills Marvel!
Marvel Studios could explore using Deadpool to kill off some characters in his usual nonchalant hilarious manner. His fourth wall freedom even allows him to explain to the audience who and why that character has to go.
Soon after the Fox-Disney merger, Reynold spoke to the Live with Kelly and Ryan show about Deadpool 3. He informed the movie is in works hugely under Marvel Head Kevin Feige.
“We are working on it right now, the whole team”, he said. We are over at Marvel now, which is the big leagues all of a sudden. It’s kinda crazy”.
Deadpool has been known to go on killing sprees in the comics. His personality – coupled with slight mental illness – allows him to act with no remorse. The age-long question of whether Deadpool is a villain or a hero has been the centre of one too many debates. However, he seems to fit the anti-hero bill more often than not.
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Seem like the studio is keen on taking up Reynolds’ suggestions. Reports surfaced in recent past about Kevin Feige being in talks with Patrick Stewart to reprise the role. Another report suggest that Evans Peters who played quicksilver in Fox movies will join Disney+ WandaVision cast.
When Deadpool first appeared, he acted as a villain of the New Mutants and the X-Force. Before becoming a more heroic figure later on. This makes him a high utility character; one that can be used to carry out a sub-plot involving the clean-up of unnecessary new heroes.
If Deadpool set out to carry out a clean-up of the MCU universe, who do you think would likely go first?