– by Joseph Jammer Medina

With Deadpool coming out and taking the world by storm last year, you’d think Fox would suddenly want to put all of their eggs in Wade Wilson’s basket. After all, people sparked much more to the low-budget, refreshingly edgy Deadpool than they did to the big, glossy blockbuster that was X-Men: Apocalypse. One prevailing bit of Hollywood logic would have you think they’d try to either get the Deadpool character into the next X-Men movie, or get some major X-Men players into the next Deadpool movie in order to capitalize on his popularity.

According to the writers, they’re perfectly happy leaving Deadpool in his own little corner of the X-Men Cinematic Universe.

In a chat with Collider, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick made clear that they have no intention of bringing in any A-list X-Men to spice things up for Deadpool 2, and here’s why:

Reese: You kinda don’t want a Ferrari in Deadpool unless it’s for a real purpose in the sense that Deadpool is a gritty, grimy, smaller thing, with characters you aren’t as familiar with. It’s a little bit like lovable losers. It’s not the A-list of superheroes, necessarily. … The occasional cameo or appearance by an A-list type person could be really funny and/or dramatic. So we have an eye open for those things, but we don’t want to just put people in it because we can now, if that makes sense.”

This comment should be sobering for anyone hoping to see someone from the main X-Men series pop up in Deadpool 2. It looks like they’re going to keep Deadpool on his own little foul-mouthed island for the time being.

Aside from Reese and Wernick’s desire to keep Ryan Reynolds and his Deadpool in his own corner, there’s probably also the logistical matter that the current X-Men franchise is currently getting reworked and will likely rise from the ashes like a (dark) phoenix with a whole new look and feel soon. So there really aren’t any A-list X-Men to even bring into Deadpool 2 at the moment. Bankable stars like Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and James McAvoy have all finished up their X-contracts, and the next film will likely center on fresh faces.

SOURCE: Cinema Blend

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.