Disney has confirmed that Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool has survived the company's merger with Fox. Despite the Merc with a Mouth being the antithesis to the family-friendly films Disney are known for releasing, they confirmed at CinemaCon that the current iteration of Deadpool will live on. Alan Horn, the studio's chairman, was midway through their presentation when tweets from Reynolds' social media account, poking fun at the merger, were shown on screen.
Now that the houses of Fox and Disney have joined, superhero fans are now chomping at the bit to see the Marvel characters previously owned by Fox join their compadres owned by Disney.
Bart Simpson, Deadpool, Earn Marks, Jake and Neytiri have all taken their place on the Disney Company homepage, following the closure of the deal between Fox and Disney.
Just because Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox, it doesn't mean that Deadpool will suddenly have to watch his language.
It sounds like the planned convergence of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is on course, and could be happening much sooner than we thought. Kevin Fiege, the boss of the MCU for Disney, has said that things are looking ‘very, very good’ for the merger of the comic book worlds. As it stands, X-Men movies, Fantastic Four movies and Deadpool movies are produced by the Fox studio.
This year was jam-packed full of movies with in-universe movie references and cool bits of trivia – comedic treats that only eagle-eyed fans will spot.
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Karan Soni, who plays Dopinder in Deadpool 2, hopes Disney doesn't break up the series' winning formula when the Merc With a Mouth joins the MCU.
20th Century Fox love looking to pop culture to boost the franchise's online presence.
Disney is acquiring 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion (£39bn) bringing hit franchises such as X-Men, Avatar, and The Simpsons into the House of Mouse.
2016 was an eventful year for comic book movies, with an array of successes, disappointments, and downright disasters. ‘Deadpool’ was one 2016’s success stories. While the first film’s writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were talking to Comicbook.com about their new sci-fi-horror ‘Life’, the pair commented on how ‘Deadpool 2’ would be cast imminently.
The immensely pleasing mock-rivalry between Ryan Reynolds – aka Deadpool – and Hugh Jackman – aka Wolverine – continues apace. And with Jackman out on the road promoting his latest X-Men outing ‘Logan’, it’s provided Reynolds with a bit of an open goal. Jackman dropped a few snaps over the weekend of the movie’s premiere in Beijing, picturing him with fans. Thanks for an amazing visit Beijing! @WolverineMovie @20thcenturyfox pic.twitter.com/FsbuNpXMQ1
Hugh Jackman just can’t bring himself to admit that ‘Logan’ will be the last time he’ll ever portray Wolverine. During a recent interview with the New York Times, Hugh Jackman was asked once again whether he fully believes that ‘Logan’ will mark his final outing as the beloved mutant. “When I had the script, I was like, ‘Yes’,” Jackman explained in response to the question.
‘Deadpool’ screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have confirmed that, contrary to recent rumours, we definitely won’t be seeing Ryan Reynolds as the merc with the mouth in the upcoming ‘Logan’ – but they don’t rule out a Deadpool/Wolverine crossover in the future. Speaking to The Playlist, Reese firmly states the rumoured ‘Logan’ cameo is “not happening. The tones are just too different.
Ryan Reynolds has boldly predicted that this time next year ‘Logan’ will be in Oscar contention. Thanks to his position as Deadpool, the Canadian actor has already seen a healthy portion of the upcoming blockbuster. Clearly Ryan Reynolds was impressed with it, too, because when he was quizzed by Variety about the lack of Oscar nominations for comic-book movies he insisted that ‘Logan’ could buck that trend.
Deadpool may not be in ‘Logan’. According to Umberto Gonzalez at The Wrap, a source close to the project revealed that Ryan Reynolds will make a cameo appearance as Deadpool in the upcoming Wolverine solo film.