Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Studios are being quick to build a universe around their franchise heroes. Marvel has already established themselves as pioneers of sorts to building a superhero franchise universe, while others like Sony and Warner Bros. have yet to prove themselves with their own universes. Fox though may have the next best thing with their X-Men universe, which is about to get a little bigger now that Deadpool is officially confirmed.
That’s right, Deadpool will be a part of the X-Men film franchise. Shortly after it was announced that the character would be getting his own film, some of his fans were confused as to whether or not he will be a part of the X-Men universe. He was formally introduced in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And while that may not have been the best film to introduce the character, Ryan Reynolds was probably one of the best things about the film. There was some speculation at first that Deadpool might be a reboot.
But now X-Men: Apocalypse screenwriter Simon Kinberg confirms that Deadpool is in fact a part of the X-Men film universe. Hit the jump for more.
Here the confirmation from Kinberg, from an interview with CBM:
“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.”
Well Deadpool “fits” into the universe, but Kinberg doesn’t confirm that the character we will see in February 2016 will be a continuation of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It could be that Deadpool acknowledges that he shares the universe with his fellow mutants. We only saw Ryan Reynolds as the Deadpool we all know and love (mouthing off, annoying his fellow mercenaries, etc) for a brief moment, but the rest of the film had his mouth sewn shut, and was a complete deviation from the character in the comics.
That being said, if the film, which will be directed by Tim Miller, is anything like the footage that Miller shot, then we shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick co-wrote a script back in 2010.
Deadpool is scheduled to open in February 12, 2016.