Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) likes to make fun of everyone and everything in the industry but even he goes to sleep at nights wishing that he was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in the morning.
Taking to Reddit for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) earlier today, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick stated that they are “unsure” about the foul mouthed mercenary ever sharing screen time with franchises such as the Avengers.
Reese and Wernick were actually very hopeful at one point and tried to send word through to Marvel Studios for a possible invitation. However, they got caught in a massive roll of red tape and were cautioned by their legal teams to stay put.
“The lawyers won’t let anyone from either side talk to each other yet,” they revealed. “We tried to initiate a conversation with [Marvel Studios CEO] Kevin Feige using smoke signals, but the [Los Angeles Fire Department] was called in. Not great.”
However, the hurdles have not deterred the screenwriters from seeing Deadpool become part of the MCU in the foreseeable future.
Speaking with ComicBook in a recent interview, they stated that they are now placing their bets on the acquisition deal going through for Disney. This will automatically give them access to a number of high profile characters such as Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), among others.
“The good news is that with Disney taking over Fox, or the impending take-over of Fox, that list of characters that we have access to will grow quite a bit and really brings a huge smile to our face moving forward,” said Wernick.
There is one little problem though. Disney is no longer the one leading the bidding war for 21st Century Fox. Comcast has started talking with banking sectors for an all-cash payment that will reportedly be more than the $52 billion offer placed by Disney.