WHAT IF: 'Stranger Things' and 'Deadpool' crossover? Shawn Levy says 'it's on the table'
“Funnily enough, Ryan and I were trying to figure out how in the world could we do a ‘Deadpool’-‘Stranger Things’ crossover,” Levy said
Crossovers aren't novel in Hollywood, but what happens when a merc with a mouth decides to be part of an 80s-themed horror show that will go down as a cult classic? Believe it or not, a 'Deadpool' and 'Stranger Things' crossover might happen if Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds figure out a way to make it work. The former isn't ruling it out, so it's hard to believe if this actually a running joke.
Per a Variety report, Levy outlined the plan of developing a 'Stranger Things Cinematic Universe' and also highlighted the time he spent with Marvel Studios head honcho, Kevin Feige. “Yes, we are building out the STCU, and now that I’m spending time with [chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment] Kevin Feige, I’m learning a lot about how to manage a universe,” he explained. “So I’m taking those skills and applying them to the STCU.” In addition to producing the hit Netflix horror drama, Levy is also set to helm the third Deadpool film.
When chatter revolved around a crossover, there was quite the reply. “Funnily enough, [“Deadpool” star] Ryan [Reynolds] and I were trying to figure out how in the world could we do a ‘Deadpool’-‘Stranger Things’ crossover,” he told the outlet. “We haven’t cracked it yet, but it’s on the table.”
As far as updates for 'Stranger Things' Season 5 go, the script writing is officially underway. The writers' team took to Twitter with the caption 'Day 1' marking the start of the script writing of the final season of the retro horror series. Ahead of the Season 4 premiere, The Duffer Brothers confirmed that the show will call curtains down with a fifth season.
“There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things: new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes,” they said. “But first we hope you stay with us as we finish this tale.” This hinted that there was more content in store. Per reports, the next slate of projects includes a live-action Stranger Things spinoff series based on an original idea.