Bryan Singer: “Plenty of Room” For a Deadpool and X-Men Mashup

The ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ director thinks so — if handled the right way.


Given the success of Fox’s R-rated take on Deadpool, dedicated fans are impatiently waiting for the moment when the Merc with the Mouth’s storyline joins with his blood brothers, the X-Men. X-Men: Apocalypse hasn’t even hit theaters yet, and there’s already been news of a ’90s setting for its follow-up (along with several other mutant spin offs), so the only question is when Ryan Reynolds hops on board one of these speeding comic book trains.

Speaking with Variety, director Bryan Singer referenced how things would need to go down if the smart-mouthed anti-hero took part in a crossover. “If you take a character as irreverent and meta as Deadpool and connect him to something as grounded and serious as X-Men, you have to do it carefully and gently,” he said. “When you drop them all in together it can be a disaster. That has to be done delicately, but there’s plenty of room to do it.”

Disaster is definitely something to avoid, as early reviews of Singer’s latest X-Men take peg it as extremely claustrophobic and with way too many characters. Wade Wilson basically does whatever he wants, so having him play opposite someone as tame as Charles Xavier might take away his typical ‘IDGAF’ demeanor. 

With plenty of stories left to tell, let’s hope Fox and Marvel manage to break the fourth wall in the best way possible and bring this franchise back to life.

h/t Uproxx