The crossover that everyone wants but will never happen courtesy of Wolverine vs. Deadpool might be dead and buried, but producer Simon Kinberg has detailed how the Merc with the Mouth will proceed following his sequel. This will stay true to the narrative from the comic books, as the odd couple lead the random group of rebels on their respective adventures.
Marvel writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick intimated that this would be the case last month but now it has become official. The character is now so popular that his inclusion will make mass headlines as Reynolds will double his duties of the feature as a writer behind the scenes.
X-Force To Break From X-Men
Going into an exhaustive explanation that lines up the packed schedule of Marvel, Kinberg told Deadline that X-Force will spinoff from the main series to start it's own timeline of events.
"We are working hard on New Mutants, Gambit with Channing Tatum, Deadpool 2 and the new X-Force movie where Deadpool is alongside Cable and other main characters," said Kinberg. "Deadpool 2 is going into production this year. Then X Force which is a combination of Deadpool, and Cable, they're like the Black ops of the X-Men. They're much darker and have an R rated decibel. There are other X-Men characters coming into X-Force at different times in the comic, but it's separate from X-Men. There is a larger architecture to tell these stories in."
Kinberg: The Cameo Doesn't Make The Movie
Although David Harbour is the favorite to land the part of Cable, Kinberg remained tight-lipped on that casting decision to focus on the lineage of the franchise as a whole. Arguing that the cameos are not indications of what is to come next, the producer believes that every installment will be treated as a standalone production. Giving the filmmakers and studio enough leeway and flexibility to explore alternative options down the track.
"I talk to the studio all the time about this and there is a plan for how these movies can connect and be a part of a larger narrative. It's something that's fun, exciting and it will be interesting to see how we marry the different tones that we've been generating in these standalone movies of the X-Men universe. But we go into making the best movie we can. It's not just about a Colossus or Deadpool cameo. Connecting all of these movies will happen when it organically makes sense. These movies aren't simply being built as stepping stones to a larger story. Each one is wholly enclosed and a movie worth seeing."