Comicbook.com recently sat down with Simon Kinburg to discuss where and if Deadpool would fit in to the X-Men timeline, or if he was being considered as a standalone.
There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the X-Men universe now,” Kinberg explained, “and Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it’s part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel’s done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox.”
So there you have it. Deadpool will find it’s way in to Fox’s X-Men franchise after all (with rumors of the new Fantastic Four being part of a shared universe with X-Men as well). Although this opens a host of new possibilities for the character as far as inclusion in future installments and crossovers, it pretty much guarantees a PG-13 for the film.
It’s not the death sentence that everyone is acting like it is, but it’s a move that is sure to upset a significant percentage of the hardcore fanbase.
Whatever your preference, Deadpool is still currently slated to open up in February of 2016 from director Tim Miller off of the script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Early information still has Ryan Reynolds to be rumored for the part (as well as being the current fan favorite) but nothing is confirmed. Stay tuned to Kastor’s Korner for further developments.