After the world universally picked their jaw off the floor following the news that Natalie Portman would be wielding Thor’s hammer, and Mahershala Ali would now have a stake in the future of Blade, real-life Watcher, Kevin Feige was quiet about what plans were in store for the properties they’d acquired from the 20th Century Fox merger. With an only brief mention of The Fantastic Four and ‘mutants’, one. the fella who didn’t even get a mention (and is probably raging about it). was Deadpool.
Following the team-up that has now changed Hollywood forever, it begs the question where Marvel deems a suitable spot for Ryan Reynolds’ beloved iteration of the merc with an excessively sweary mouth. There’s bound to be plans in place on how to bring Wade into the world of family-friendly(ish) Marvel movies, but for now, nothing is clear for anyone, including the previous film’s director, David Leitch.
Speaking to Uproxx during an interview for Hobbs & Shaw, Leitch explained that he knows as much as we do on when and how Wade will be thrown into the mix to invoke all levels of insanity to a universe that really aren’t ready for him yet. “I know Marvel announced their slate and I think people were like, ‘Deadpool’s not on it. I would never say never. And I think, obviously, he’s such a beloved character and it’s such a compelling world people want to go back. And I think they will find a way to do it. But I’m just being patient and let everybody take a breath and see how it works for them in the new Marvel, Disney world. And, hopefully, I’ll get the call. And that would be cool.”
Now while the chances of someone else stepping into the red and black boots that Reynolds has worn would be downright insane, the chances of a new director taking the helm may be possible. Leitch appears to have approached that with an open mind, though.
“I’m sure there are people who want it more than me, but it would be hard-pressed to find them. I love that world. I love working with Ryan. I love that character, Deadpool. So, fingers crossed we get to bring another instalment to life.”
It’s an idea that begs to be played with and hopefully, Leitch is the one to work on it. For now, we can only wait and see what Marvel has planned with regards to the hard R-rated hero. The only major loss is that Cap won’t be there to check him on his language.