Bryan Singer Talks Deadpool and the X-Men Shared Universe

Posted: May 9, 2016 in Comic Book News
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In a recent interview with Variety, director Bryan Singer spoke about his interconnected universe of X-Men films, as well as the possibilities for other characters (like Ryan Reynolds’s popular portrayal of Deadpool) to become more involved in the future. In claiming that his interconnected films can compete with the likes of both Marvel and DC, Singer was quoted as stating:

[The X-Men Cinematic Universe]’s every bit as large. And now that we’ve altered the timeline [with 2014’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’], there are endless possibilities.

One of those possibilities includes the likes of the upcoming television shows Hellfire and Legion, both of which are currently in production with Marvel acting as producer on both projects. Interested in seeing the X-Men universe grow on the small screen (similar to how Marvel expanded its shared universe through shows like Agent Carter and Daredevil), Singer stated:

I think the underbelly [could be explored]. There’s always something interesting about a school that’s got a military aspect beneath its classrooms. Is there another layer to all of that? Is there another layer to the Hellfire Club? The idea of, ‘Who’s running the world?’ — that’s something that was touched upon in ‘First Class’ but has yet to be fully explored. It just has to be explored in a very gentle, methodical way. And I’ve seen it go haywire. I’m not going to be specific where I believe it has. The audience will tell you. But when it’s done right, it all can connect.

However, the one possibility fans have been begging for since the character (correctly) arrived on screen is Deadpool interacting with the mainstream team of mutants. Singer warned enthusiastic fans not to be in too much of a rush to see their favorite wisecracking mercenary on screen with the likes of Cyclops or Nightcrawler though, stating:

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. 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.

X-Men: Apocalypse will arrive in theaters May 27, 2016.

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