Ever since 20th Century Fox’s confirmation that yes, we will be getting a Deadpool movie in 2016, fan speculation has been rife about whether the movie (and its inevitable sequels) would coexist alongside Fox’s existing X-Men universe.
Well, enter X-Men: Days of Future Past writer and producer Simon Kinberg, who has confirmed in an interview with ComicBook.com that the Deadpool will indeed be a part of a larger, expanding cinematic universe with the other X-Men movies!
Here’s what Kinberg had to say on the matter;
“There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the X-Men universe now, and Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it’s part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel’s done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox.”
This definitely opens up a lot of possibilities, especially with Deadpool’s penchant for breaking the fourth wall and the almost guaranteed shots at his truly embarrassing ‘debut’ in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Let us know what you make of this one, folks.
Deadpool hits theaters everywhere on February 12th 2016.