When the Deadpool movie test footage leaked last month creating an Internet avalanche of support that prompted FOX executives to do a one hundred and eighty degree reversal and fast track the production by announcing a release date, a lot of fans wondered how it would fit into the rest of FOX’s Marvel properties, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. Now Simon Kinberg, the man with a three-year deal to oversee the future of the X-men and Fantastic Four movies has weighed in on the future of Deadpool.
Eric Eisenberg over at CinemaBlend recently sat down with Kinberg to discuss where Deadpool fits into FOX’s plans to “Be like Marvel.”
They do all feed into one another in the sense of wanting to tell this sort of massive story that can take place over multiple movies.
What’s really interesting is that Kinberg refers to a “Massive story” that runs through multiple movies. Marvel first used the Avengers creation as a back story for its first series of movies which then moved on to the looming Thanos threat. Captain America: The Winter Soldier helped further merge the Marvel Cinematic Universe with their flagship television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. We can expect Marvel to continue layering connective tissue when the Netflix Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist shows make their debut.
Kinberg talked about FOX’s current efforts to replicate Marvel’s success.
We are aware as we are plotting out Apocalypse and the other X-Men movies – both potential sequels in the future and standalone movies – and trying to build them all together so that there is a singularity of vision. And obviously a timeline that makes sense as well, because these movies all, well not all, but many of them take place in different time periods, so that all those things will link up and make sense for an audience.
At this point, FOX is still in the birthing stage, back where Marvel was doing individual movies and hinting at those characters involvement in The Avengers. That’s a long road ahead for FOX unless they’ve already worked in some connecting tissue in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four. Kinberg is currently writing X-Men: Apocalypse so we can expect that and the Deadpool movie to have at least the beginnings of something epic and long reaching embedded in the storyline.
The schedule currently has Deadpool hitting theater screens on February 12th, 2016, Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27th 2016 and a third Wolverine movie March 3rd, 2017 along with a Fantastic Four sequel. Throw in an X-Force and New Mutants movie and there’s plenty of material to build a rival Cinematic Universe.
Personally, I’d like to see FOX establish Deadpool with his first solo movie, then include him in with a part in both X-Men: Apocalypse and larger role in the third Wolverine movie, something with Deadpool and Wolverine teaming up to take on a huge army of bad guys.
Can you think of a hidden story line in the past X-Men movies that could be used as a linking device that can be fleshed out by future FOX X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool movies?
Via: Cinema Blend