With the success of Deadpool, the rumor mill is running wild with comic book movies going R-Rated and every idea looking for a connection to Ryan Reynold’s star role. But luckily the folks behind the film don’t seem too willing to crash the money train just yet. Patience is the key, with planning coming slowly behind.
Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick sat down with Rodrigo Perez over at The Playlist and gave a bit of the skinny on what we can expect to see in a Deadpool sequel and the possibility of a crossover with the X-Men series of films. For Reese and Wernick, the Marvel strategy with Iron Man ahead of The Avengers is ideal for Deadpool and any potential team up film. But that’s not the only reason:
“The second issue at hand is the ‘X-Men’ universe timeline. ‘The X-Men’ series is currently set in the 1980s, ‘Deadpool,’ is set three decades later in our present day…
“It’s a timeline that will eventually catch up I would imagine,” Wernick said. “But [‘X-Men’ producer] Simon [Kingberg’s] more the keeper of that universe and maybe we’ll see more X-Men playing in Deadpool’s sandbox and probably Deadpool playing in their sandbox at some point.”