Ryan Reynolds and James Gunn hint at 'Guardians of the Galaxy' 'Deadpool' crossover
An exchange of tweets between the director and the actor built up the hopes of fans by dangling the possibility of the erstwhile Wade Wilson appearing in a crossover of his own.
'Avengers: Infinity War' was dubbed by many as the 'most ambitious crossover in movie history' and it has arguably lived up to the billing. The product of more than a decade of Marvel movies, each adding its bits to the plotline, Infinity War was one of the most expensive films ever made.
But producers needn't have worried; it has already grossed $1.9 billion worldwide in a little over a month, making it the fourth highest-grossing movie of all-time, and is set to shatter umpteen other records as well.
Marvel continued to cash in on the bankability of its unique characters with the release of the Ryan Reynolds-starring 'Deadpool 2' two weeks ago.
The second installment of our favorite antihero franchise was received well across the world as well, but because of how the rights to the Merc with the Mouth is owned by Fox, it's unlikely we see the trash-talking, R-rated Pool make a jump into the movies of the Disney-owned other franchises. Or will he?
In what was quite possibly just an innocent exchange of banter between 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn and Reynolds, the two built up the hopes of fans by dangling the possibility of the erstwhile Wade Wilson appearing in a crossover of his own.
Gunn tweeted his appreciation for the latest Deadpool movie, posting: "Yesterday I finally saw @deadpoolmovie 2, which I loved, and also the brilliant #Revenge. Two completely different, fantastic films - cinema's alive! Thanks @DavidMLeitch @VancityReynolds @coraliefargeat @MatildaLutz for a great day at the movies."
Reynolds, keeping true to his hilarious Deadpool/Twitter persona, replied back asking whether Gunn was up for a crossover and the director replied in the affirmative.
What could possibly top the combination of the rag-tag group of space avengers led by Pratt's hilarious 'Starlord' and the potty-mouthed, sharp-tongued Deadpool? Nothing! If a 'Guardians of the Galaxy/Deadpool' crossover is indeed made, Infinity War will have a serious challenger for the title of 'Best Crossover.'
The possibility isn't beyond the realms of the imagination either. While the rights to Deadpool currently reside with Fox, Disney has been in protracted negotiations with the studio for a highly-mooted takeover.
This means that not only could we be treated with Deadpool appearing in our favorite Marvel movies, but also the likes of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, both of which are currently with Fox.
Fans were disappointed that Ant-Man and Hawkeye were missing from 'Avengers: Infinity War,' but both Reynolds and Gunn have now given them something else to look forward to.