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“Avengers: Endgame” Directors Address Deadpool Joining the MCU

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Marvel held the official press day for upcoming Avengers: Endgame, and during the event, we got to hear from directors Russo Brothers about the future of Marvel Cinematic Universe – especially where Fox’s Marvel characters are concerned. While much of the current X-Men cast is expected to be rebooted and recast during the MCU transition, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool is likely sticking around. And he will have to find his place in a whole new playing field of Marvel characters.

As the Russos previously told Fox 5 DC, it is the character of Deadpool (more so than Ryan Reynolds) that will be a big chance for the flow and tone of the MCU as we knew it.

“He breaks the fourth wall, so it changes tones,” Joe says. “Is he not allowed to break the 4th wall? Would that damage the character?”

We’d literally lock ourselves in a room for two months and discuss the question before we could arrive at an answer,” Anthony Russo adds.

While implementing the Fox and Marvel characters into the MCU, those kinds of questions are a major part of the process that Marvel Studios will have to go through. On the other hand, there are many things that moviegoers have come to love and identify within the X-Men franchise (like Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool). However, it is a safe bet to say the overwhelming majority of Marvel fans are now more excited about the prospect of having X-Men integrated into the MCU. And that is indisputably true for the Fantastic Four franchise, which languished under Fox all the way up until the franchise-killing atrocity was that was the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot.

It has already been floated by Disney executives that a character like Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) could get a split focus treatment, wherein a toned-down version of this character appears in the MCU-brand films alongside PG-13 characters like X-Men or The Avengers. Meanwhile, the hard-R version of the Deadpool character who has carved out his own standalone movie franchise would be allowed to continue, with these Deadpool films being released under the 20th Century Fox banner, keeping the “Disney” brand clean – which seems to be a pretty good way to split the difference.

As for the fourth wall question that Joe and Anthony Russo address: A lot of Marvel fans have already said it would be a great introductory storyline to have the fourth-wall-breaking power of Deadpool himself make him one of the only MCU characters to remember the vast universe shifts of the Thanos’ Snap as well as Fox and Marvel Universe ending – with no one around to believe him, of course.

Avengers: Infinity War is already available on Netflix. Captain Marvel is now showing in theaters. Avengers: Endgame arrives on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 7.

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Chris Hemsworth Welcomes Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds to the Marvel Family

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With the Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox and other entertainment assets eventually being finalized, the Marvel family now got a little bit bigger.

Recently, Avengers: Endgame star Chris Hemsworth did the decent thing by welcoming the newcomer, making Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds’ addition feel a bit warm.

Chris Hemsworth posted to social media, sharing a new piece of fan art that showcases Deadpool in the God of Thunder’s classic helmet and a much tiner version of Mjolnir. We are expecting to see this be canon in the Avengers: Endgame post-credits stinger.

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The star loves to have fun with his fellow actors on social media, and we all know about Ryan Reynolds’ antics on the site. We anxiously await the response from Deadpool star.

Knowing that Deadpool could make his potential way to join the MCU should be exciting for fans, and it opens up possibilities for more mature-themed movies and series coming to fruition in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though it seems that the franchise will likely remain under the 20th Century Fox banner.

Disney Chairman Bob Iger previously clarified at a shareholders meeting that the Deadpool 3 would go on. And according to a new report from THR, the franchise would be the only X-Men series to continue without being rebooted.

Last year, Bob Iger also stated that the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters would be transferred under the banner of Marvel Studios, giving Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige access to fan-favorites that have yet to appear in the MCU.

“I think it only makes sense,” Bob Iger told The Hollywood Reporter. “I want to be careful because of what has been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. And it only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There should not be two Marvels.”

We will see if Deadpool and Thor become the new power couple of the MCU in years to come. However, until then, the God of Thunder will return in Avengers: Endgame premiering in theaters on April 26.

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Deadpool Reportedly The Only X-Men Franchise to Stick After Disney Purchase

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The deal between Disney and Fox is now official, and there are many ramifications from it. One of that has to do with returning of rights to characters previously licensed out to other companies, most notably including Spider-Man, X-Men, and Fantastic Four characters from Marvel. With the new merger now in place, and while Spider-Man still calls Sony home, two out of the three franchises will be returning under Marvel’s sole umbrella. However, according to a recent report, it seems that Marvel does not really have plans to carry on what Fox was doing. And that is, with one big foul-mouthed exception, and his name is Deadpool.

At present, there are a few more X-Men films already on the way from Fox, and they will be seen through under Disney’s umbrella. These movies include X-Men: Dark Phoenix and the New Mutants. But after those responsibilities are done, we shouldn’t expect any more from those franchises for a bit. According to a report from THR, Disney will only be moving over Fox’s Deadpool as a permanent resident, coinciding with earlier statements from Disney CEO Bob Iger that an R-rated Deadpool movie would still be a part of the studio.

Meanwhile, everything else though it seems is being wiped clean, Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix will likely be the last X-Men movie from this era. As for New Mutants, currently according to a report, it’s being mulled over, with possibly avoiding theaters at all and even just being released on the upcoming streaming service, Disney+.

Though the Fox-led X-Men films have done well at the box office, there has always been a want for them returning to Marvel after the MCU took off. Many have been wondering what a Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the X-Men could look like. And while probably that won’t include any Logan-typed movies, it means the Mutants would get the same treatment that other Marvel heroes have received at the studio. That can only be a good thing.

Wolverine, Imagine Cyclops, Storm, Rogue, Beast, Gambit, and the rest will be given the same faithful adaptations that Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk, Thor, and the rest of the Avengers have received. It sounds great, right? That could actually happen now, though we are all glad that Deadpool, at least for the time being, is staying just the same as we remember him.

So, are you bummed Marvel is starting over with the X-Men franchise?

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Deadpool Creator Rob Liefeld Confirms “Deadpool 3” Will Happen

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While X-Force may be dead, the creator of Deadpool, Rob Liefeld still expects the Ryan Reynolds-led standalone franchise to continue in “some form, some fashion.”

“That is not a concern to me,” Liefeld tweeted. “Disney paid $60 billion for Fox, and Deadpool is the most valuable asset in today’s market. It makes more than X-Men films.”

According to a report from Variety, Disney purchased $71.3 billion to acquire X-Verse producers 21st Century Fox in a deal that will likely close in March of this year.

Previously, Rob Liefeld commentated that deal meant X-Force – writer/director Drew Goddard’s planned offshoot of Deadpool 2, reteaming Ryan Reynolds with franchise newcomers Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz as a much more violent band of black ops X-Men – was likely dead in the water, calling the potential $800 million-plus grosser a “victim of the merger.

However, the star/co-writer/producer Ryan Reynolds was initially unsure of a Deadpool 3 in the wake of the last summer’s sequel.

As of January, a third movie is in the works under scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who reportedly will be taking the franchise “in a completely different direction.”

In May, when the spinoff looked more definite, Ryan Reynolds said the standalone Deadpool franchise probably moved forward under the X-Force branding as an ensemble.

“I do not know that there’d be a Deadpool 3. Really don’t,” he said at the time.

“I feel like that character, in order for him to function properly within his own universe, you have to take everything away from him. And I do not think that you can keep doing that. But I do see him as being part of X-Force, obviously. I’d love to see him in a team-up sort of thing, like mano a mano or a great female character from X-Men universe. I just think if you are going to do another Deadpool solo film, you have got to really, like, get the budget down to nothing and swing for the fences, then break all kinds of its weird barriers, and do stuff that no one else can do.”

Meanwhile, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that current Fox-controlled properties Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Deadpool would fall under the purview of Kevin Feige as well as his Marvel Studios banner when the acquisition is completed.

Even though Kevin Feige is firm the studio has yet to put any plans with these characters into motion – such moves are legally prohibited until Disney reclaims the screen rights from Fox – Marvel expectedly retains Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, even if the franchise is rebooted when integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, home to the Avengers and Black Panther franchises.

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Deadpool Creator Would Love to See Ryan Reynolds Return as Green Lantern

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Perhaps many comic book fans have already forgotten, or would like to forget, that Ryan Reynolds’ portrayal of Green Lantern. But it sounds like Rob Liefeld is not among them.

Rob Liefeld, the creator of Deadpool and various other Marvel characters, recently posted to Twitter to suggest that Ryan Reynolds should return to the role of Green Lantern once again. As he argued, there is a chance that Reynolds would earn “positive reactions” if he played the DC Comics character once again.

Of course, there is no telling if Ryan Reynolds would even want to play the character again, considering the previous ways he has poked fun at the role over the past few years.

“Look, I have never seen the full final version of Green Lantern,” Ryan Reynolds revealed during an interview earlier this year. “I saw a very late stage rough cut of the film. Now, that is not to say that I didn’t want to see it because I did not like it. I have movies that have been received pretty well that I have not seen. And then I have movies that I’ve seen 100 times that people don’t like, but I just like. The Green Lantern [joke in Deadpool] to me is just sort of, I don’t know, kind of fun. It is me just taking the piss out of me. But it’s more [Deadpool] though.”

But either way, it seems that fans have Green Lantern to thank for Deadpool hitting the big screen when it did, as Ryan Reynolds eventually took on the role because Fox refused to greenlight the latter film.

“I wrote a letter to the executive at Fox saying, ‘I am gonna take this movie Green Lantern if you guys are not gonna make Deadpool.’” Ryan Reynolds revealed back in 2016. “I am at the altar, about to say ‘I do’ to somebody else. But tell me you want to spend the rest of your life with me because I want to spend the rest of my life with you,’” he recalled. “They said, ‘Unfortunately, we cannot green-light that movie. And I do not think it is ever going to get green-lit.’ So I was like, okay, I am gonna go move on with my life, then, I guess.”

So, do you like the idea of Ryan Reynolds returning as Green Lantern? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Deadpool 2 is already in theaters now.

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Deadpool 2 PG-13 Release Gets Official Title and Logo

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Deadpool is coming back to theaters for a PG-13 movie this Christmas. And the franchise is bringing a brand new title along for the ride, it is Once Upon a Deadpool.

The re-release of superhero comedy will be a limited engagement affair starting December 12th that runs until Christmas Eve. The PG-13 movie aimed to draw in middle and high school students during the holiday break. It’s for those who were too young to be able to see Deadpool 2 in its original R-rated state in theaters early this year.

According to Deadline, the Deadpool PG-13 re-release is now officially titled Once Upon a Deadpool. The film logo has some holiday flair on top of the traditional, gritty Deadpool font.

The report states that there will be re-edited footage from Deadpool 2 to turn the hard-R movie into a PG-13 film for the younger audience. The new footage features a story framing sequence with Deadpool starring as Ryan Reynolds and Fred Savage. As the photo that Reynolds previously teased on Twitter implies, a jolly-looking Deadpool will be likely reading a bedtime story to a former child actor Savage. It’s the Deadpool 2 sequel set up from the classic 1987’s The Princess Bride. Additionally, the action scenes, violence, and languages that have been toned down to fit a PG-13 rating. Once Upon a Deadpool will run three minutes shorter than Deadpool 2 but Fox declined to reveal more about the new footage duration.

Furthermore, for every single ticket that Once Upon a Deadpool sells, $1 will be donated to Reynolds’ F*** Cancer charity, which is being temporarily renamed Fudge Cancer, to keep up with the motif of the PG-13 superhero flick.

Ryan Reynolds has long held the stance that Deadpool movies need to have an R rating, but he has changed his mind for this release with an explanation.

“Fox has been asking me for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” he told Deadline. “I’ve said no since 2006. But now, this one time, I said ‘Yes’ on two conditions. Firstly, a portion of the proceeds had to go to charity. Second, I want to kidnap Fred Savage. The second took some explaining…”

Reached by Deadline last week, he was still playing along with the kidnapping gimmick. “While my participation in this film was anything but voluntary. I’m happy to learn that Fudge Cancer charity will be the beneficiary of this shameless cash grab,” he said.

The filming time of eight scenes between Reynolds and Savage all took place over the course of a single day. And Deadpool 2 writer Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick conceived the idea.

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