Ryan Reynolds has taken to Twitter to ask how Deadpool would be affected by a Disney merger with 21st Century Fox. A lot of producers are probably wondering the same thing about their franchises at the moment (not to mention fan concern). And with Disney taking their titles off Netflix in order to lay the groundwork for their own platform – what could a merger like this mean for Netflix?
The 41-year-old actor starred as the Merc with a Mouth in the hit 2016 movie and has just wrapped up finishing the highly-anticipated sequel, but this week Fox Studios – who own the rights to Deadpool and X-Men franchises – reportedly were in talks to sell most of the company to Disney, who also own Marvel Studios.
Reynolds has now posed an open question on Twitter asking how his R-rated character would fit into the PG-13 Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He wrote: “If this is true, I wonder how the fudge it would affect Deadpool? (sic)”
Reynolds recently revealed he would love to see his character appear in the MCU but due to excessive violence and foul-mouthed language, the character is unlikely to make an appearance.
Speaking to Total Film Magazine, Reynolds said: “That sounds like a great idea but a very expensive idea. Can you imagine that s**t-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…”
The next Deadpool movie stars Josh Brolin as the villain Cable – the son of X-Men members Cyclops and Madelyne Prior – and Reynolds said Brolin is “everything you want in a character”.
He said: “Josh is everything you want in a character that’s as iconic and imposing as Cable. He’s going to bring the right levels of intimidation and charisma.”
Stefan Kapacic will reprise his role as Colossus and Brianna Hildebrand returns as teenage psychic Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
Morena Baccarin will also return as Deadpool’s love interest Vanessa Carlysle, and Leslie Uggams will reprise her role as Blind Al.