Ryan Reynolds Wants An R-Rated ‘Deadpool’ And ‘Avengers’ Crossover
Ìs it also what you are hoping for?
Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds has expressed interest in a crossover between Deadpool and the Avengers. Though both are a part of the Marvel family, Deadpool is not included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is owned by Fox, thus being separated on the big screen, save for references and jokes courtesy of Deadpool. The recent partnership between Marvel and Sony Pictures Entertainment produced the latest Spidey film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, renewing the hopes that Fox could possibly also collaborate with Marvel down the line. Indeed, a lot of great comic book story material still has not been done on the big screen because they involve characters from the separate shared universe. This potential hasn’t passed Reynolds by as even he gets giddy on the thought of Deadpool having some interaction with the Avengers.
In a newly published interview with Total Film (via Comic Book Movie), Ryan Reynolds was asked if he would like to one day see the Merc With a Mouth go toe to toe with the Avengers. His response was quick and enthusiastic:
“That sounds like a great idea but a very expensive idea. Can you imagine the s**t-talking contest with Iron Man? Oh, that would be great. But it would have to be rated R to completely unharness everybody. Unbridle the merriment and watch them go …”
20th Century Fox may have found success with R-rated superhero movies like Deadpool and Logan, but it seems unlikely that the family-friendly Marvel Studios and its parent company Disney would be interested in going R-rated with the popular Avengers franchise. Maybe Reynolds can make it happen while hosting Saturday Night Live for a skit, but the big screen does not seem like an option.
Another point that Ryan Reynolds brought up was the cost of a movie that would contain them all. Sony’s deal with the MCU had slightly less leverage as this was to be a reboot of the Spider-Man universe, but Deadpool was an out of left field box office success, which would mean a lot more leverage on Fox’s part. But that’s not to totally crush the dreams of the crossover ever happening because anything is possible, but this just seems highly improbable and next to impossible.
Regardless of the hurdles, Reynolds continues to remain true to his superhero character and playfully take a shot the glaring separation. When Josh Brolin was first announced as Cable for Deadpool 2, he questioned its legitimacy and pointed out that he “can’t play 2 characters in the same universe.” Brolin, of course, is also playing a pivotal role in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel as the main bad guy – Mad Titan Thanos.
So, your idea is greatly tempting, but hardly possible, Ryan.