It’s a question that the Deadpool writers were going to have to confront eventually, but where does the Merc with the Mouth fall in the various X-Men timelines? There’s the pre-Days of Future Past chronology, the post-Days of Future Past timeline, and whatever future Logan is going to take place in… And the first Deadpool had Colossus, a version of the character that had never been portrayed on screen before. So where do the Deadpool movies fall in the ever expansive and numerous timelines of the X-Men film universe? Don’t worry about it, says one of the writers, Deadpool’s going to do its own thing.
Paul Wernick addressed the matter in a recent interview saying Deadpool’s going to do what Deadpool’s going to do: crack wise and mock viciously.
What’s nice is Deadpool exists in his own universe. He’s part of the larger X-Men universe, but in a way he isn’t. He interacts with that world but he is in the present. We don’t deal with the ’60s or the ’70s or the future. It’s here and now. More than anything, I think he’s going to have his fun with what they do in the other franchise. But fortunately, we don’t have to play by those same rules. Deadpool is a movie that did break all the rules. And I think we’re going to continue to break those rules. That involves knowing that he’s in a movie, talking to the audience, breaking that fourth wall, a characteristic that they established so brilliantly in the comics way back when. So yeah, I do think that timelines are something that we can make fun of and don’t have to be slave to.
That’s a nice sentiment, but considering Deadpool’s popularity, how long can that film series be out to sea on its own island? Cable and Domino will be added to the movie-verse in Deadpool 2, and there have been rumours that there will be a full-blown X-Force invasion in Deadpool 3. Considering that Deadpool made close to a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, that’s a lot of broad appeal for 20th Century Fox to introduce new X-Men characters who can then be spun-off into their own films. It’s only a matter of time…
In any event, there’s still no word on when Deadpool 2 will begin production, or when it will be released, but we’ll have all that information for you when it becomes available.
Source: Cinema Blend