Marvel Writers Talk Deadpool Trilogy and Wolverine Crossover

Few films will be tracked as closely as Deadpool 2. With the Marvel installment said to be on the lookout for a Cable character, a final script and the remainder of the cast. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick dropped big hints before about a spinoff for an X-Force flick. If that sounds awesome, let's not forget plans to extend Ryan Reynolds to three features before he packs his superhero days in. Awesome? Well, even better, now they are open to more possibilities in the franchise.

Speaking to The Playlist, the Reese and Wernick discussed the possibilities of a Deadpool/Wolverine crossover. Especially given Reynolds' enthusiasm over the proposed project. Stopping short of giving any assurances, the pair are eager to extend the life of these characters. At least, as far as they can without them getting stale.

A Long Way Off Origins Debacle


Stripping all humor and character from Reynolds in the ill-fated role for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the writers argue that the Marvel heroes are in a far better position now. Opening the door to explore a joint feature, something that was difficult 8 years previous.

"We've come a long way from 2009, when we couldn't get the movie off the ground 'til now," said Wernick. "And to have (this team-up)? It would be amazing to have Hugh resurrect Wolverine in the Deadpool universe, and again, Ryan's making a hard push to make that happen, and hopefully the public gets behind it and we can all convince Hugh to put the claws on one more time."

Reese was a touch more pragmatic about the situation. Going on to outline that the future plans would need to be altered and for the stars to align with the studio as well in order to make it happen.

"If you're looking at Deadpool 2, if you're looking at X-Force, if you're looking at Deadpool 3, there's not necessarily room for (another) team-up movie," remarked the writer. "I think it does create real scheduling and universe issues and something that could be ironed out, but it would need to be ironed out. I don't think any of us operated under the assumption that it would be even possible to do a Deadpool/Wolverine thing, so we just haven't planned for it, it's still not in the plan, but if it were to happen, it would require a hard look at the overall architecture of our storylines."

Don't Expect Any Shocking Cameos In Logan

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Leading into the March 3 debut of Logan, Reese poured cold water on the idea that Wade Wilson could appear in any shape or form. Saying that the picture's tone simply isn't compatible with what they are creating.

"Yeah, that's not happening," said a blunt Reese. "The tones are just too different. I'm not sure exactly where that rumor came from, but Hugh and Ryan are really close and they really do want to work together and they really do want to see these characters come together, so in the long run, that rumor could become true, that they're in a movie together, but it's just not Logan. And no, not even an end-credit scene."

So if the tone is not a good fit for Logan, does that mean the crossover can never come to be? Not necessarily, as Reese expanded on the point.

"Well, when I say the tone doesn't work, I think the tone will absolutely work if we put those two together Deadpool always needs a straight man, a foil, and Wolverine would be as good a foil as Colossus, just more cantankerous. I just know the Logan movie as they conceived it could never have Deadpool in it and work. It just couldn't; it's way too serious and way too dark. It's just not right tonally. It's really, really different."

Source: The Playlist