Despite the fact that both the X-Men and the Avengers are owned by Marvel, it’s probably safe to say that we’ll never see them in the same movie together. That’s because while Marvel Studios has the rights to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the cinematic rights for the beloved group of mutants lie with 20th Century Fox. And though Marvel has managed to work out a deal with Sony to allow them to bring Spidey into the MCU, we can’t see them making the same thing happen with Fox
Still, fans can always dream of a day when such a thing might come to fruition and while it may just be wishful thinking, Ryan Reynolds has now gone on record to express his interest in the idea as well. Speaking to Total Film in a recent interview, the Deadpool 2 star said that he’d love to have a crossover between the Merc with a Mouth and the Avengers, pointing to the interactions with Iron Man being a potential highlight if the characters ever met.
“That sounds like a great idea but a very expensive idea,” said the actor. “Can you imagine the shit-talking contest with Iron Man? Oh, that would be great. But it would have to be rated R to completely unharness everybody. Unbridle the merriment and watch them go…”
Before you start dreaming up all the ways that this could potentially go down, we should probably note that a crossover between Deadpool and the likes of Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, etc., is even more unlikely than seeing the X-Men hop into the MCU. Again, not only does the issue with the rights make this near impossible, but even if the studios managed to sort that out, there’s also the two vastly different tones to consider.
Marvel’s films have a very family friendly feel to them with their PG-13 ratings, whereas Deadpool is most definitely not for children, wearing its R-rating on its sleeve and going all out in the raunch department. Unless one of the franchises were willing to compromise, which we don’t see happening, such a crossover could never work.
For now, these heroes will have to remain in their own cinematic universes, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, both are seeing huge success right now and there’s much to look forward to from each one. For the Merc with a Mouth, we’ll next see him on the big screen in June, when Deadpool 2 opens in theatres, while the Avengers are getting ready to wage an Infinity War again Thanos in their sure to be epic team-up flick, which arrives a month before, in May.
Source: Total Film