Deadpool 2 Writers Wish They Could Crossover With These Marvel Characters


With Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 hitting theaters less than a month apart, it’s kind of funny that two of the biggest films of the year both fly the Marvel flag and can’t crossover. Granted, the more casual of moviegoers may not realize this, but folks like you and I who keep up with this stuff are aware of how certain characters reside under Disney and Fox’s respective umbrellas. Actually, poor D. Piddy can’t even get a team-up with Wolverine, but that’s a conversation for another time.

Well, as it turns out, fans and journalists aren’t the only ones putting together their dream teams, for those in Hollywood actually do the same. In fact, Deadpool 2 screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick recently spoke with about which icons they wish weren’t being kept away by so much red tape.

Rather than going home, Reese started things off by going big:

“I mean I sure wish Chris Evans would stay in the role a little bit longer because I’d love to see Deadpool and Captain America going at it. Just because he’s so honorable and so serious and a great character and Deadpool’s pretty much the opposite and that could be fun. We’re always looking for good foils for Deadpool.”

Seeing the straight-laced Steve Rogers juxtaposing Wade Wilson at every turn would make for a fun time, no doubt. Wernick, meanwhile, went for the other headliner from Civil War:

“Iron Man, too. I mean imagine Tony Stark and Wade Wilson back and forth, you’d literally, there wouldn’t be a moment to do anything else but to jabber back and forth and my God, it would be exhausting.”

In the case of that crossover, I imagine it’d be somewhat comparable to Shellhead’s interaction with Star-Lord in Infinity War, only with more F-bombs. But if this writing duo is able to stick around for the long haul, they may be granted access to other heroes and villains, as Wernick proves he keeps up with current events:

“The good news is that with Disney taking over Fox, or the impending take-over of Fox, that list of characters that we have access to will grow quite a bit and really brings a huge smile to our face moving forward.”

In the meantime, be sure to check out the Merc with a Mouth and a few of his new friends when Deadpool 2 opens in theaters this Friday, May 18. For more, give our review a read.

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