Ever since Disney completed their acquisition of 20th Century Fox
, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been wondering exactly how Kevin Feige
would decide to bring Fox
’s comic book characters into a shared mythology that has already been established for over a decade. Obviously, audiences are used to seeing the X-Men
lineup change continuously after a dozen movies that included sequels, reboots, spinoffs and even combinations of the two, but Deadpool
poses an altogether different problem.
While Charles Xavier
’s super-powered team of mutants could be brought into the McU with a relatively simple narrative explanation, the Merc with a Mouth is foul-mouthed, self-aware and loves to break the fourth wall. Finding a way to bring somebody like that into a series that has never ventured anywhere close to R-rated territory or meta references will take a delicate balancing act.
With Deadpool 3
now officially in active development at Marvel Studios