Yeah, there’s no need to double-take that headline – it has been confirmed that the Xaviers mutants, the merc with the mouth and the Fantastic Four are all inhabiting the same movie universe. In two separate interviews, writer and producer Simon Kinberg, has spoken about the characters and the world they share not to mention his hopes to have them cross paths, on Deadpool he said:
“There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the X-Men universe now…and Deadpool obviously fits into that. It’s part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what [Marvel Studios has] done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox.”
A Deadpool flick has been scheduled for 2016 and while it’s not the first time he crossed paths with a mutant, in the Wolverine: Origins film he duked it out with Logan much to the disappointment of fans and slating by critics – thankfully the events of Days of Future Past have wiped that slate clean!
When it comes to FF4 hooking things up with the X-Men it does sound a little more fanciful but nevertheless Kinberg seems optimistic:
“I love the characters, I love the characters in Fan Four, and I love the new cast. Obviously I love the characters and cast of X-Men. So, hypothetically, the notion of putting them together is really intriguing… so it’s not out of the realm of possibility“
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