Deadpool- Ryan Reynolds Talks the Difficulties of Crossovers
One of the more interesting comic book film releases of next year is Deadpool. Not only did the movie struggle to get made, but it is one of the more obscure ones to hit the screen. The Deadpool character is a motor-mouthed, uncensored asshole who breaks the fourth wall and knows that he is in a comic book (or a movie, for the big screen adaptation). He is unique compared to the other comic book movies coming out in 2016, which is both good and bad. It really allows him to stand out and be one-of-a-kind, but in an age of cinematic universes and crossovers, uniqueness is damning.
Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recently talked to ScreenRant about whether we could see the character cross over with other characters in the X-Men universe. We already know that Colossus will appear in the film, who has been in other X-Men movies before. But whether a fourth wall breaking, R-rated character (Hard R, which you can read about here) in a straight PG-13 X-Men film could ever happen-- that's a bit more complicated. When asked whether we would see Deadpool in other X-Men movie anytime soon, Reynolds responded:
"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."
I'm just going to say it. I don't think Deadpool will work in an X-Men movie. Let's say that Deadpool was in X-Men: Apocalypse. You have a continuous flow with the film, a momentum, and then suddenly it stops because Deadpool shows up. He breaks the fourth wall, starts calling Wolverine Hugh Jackman and upsets the flow of the movie. As awesome as it would be to see Deadpool on screen, that interruption would ultimately be a detriment to the film. What makes more sense is to have X-Men characters, like Colossus, appear in Deadpool's own movies. You could have Wolverine in Deadpool and it would be fantastic to see the two on screen with their dynamics, and it would be on Deadpool's own terms. It could be rated R and you don't have to worry about the fourth wall. The rules change and become more strict when it's an X-Men movie. So if they keep crossovers to Deadpool's own movie, the problems Reynolds brought up are pretty much solved.
What do you think? Do you want to see an X-Men and Deadpool crossover? Are you looking forward to Deadpool? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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