Many fans are eager to know the future of Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney’s acquisition of Fox is complete.
During the recently held Britannia Awards, Variety asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige if Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool managed to survive Thanos’ snap-in Infinity War.
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“Technically speaking, he was not in the MCU, he was not in that cinematic universe, so he was not affected, probably,” Feige said, adding that the merger is not done.
“What I will say is, for years and years the dream has been to have access to as many of our characters back so that we can tell those stories at Marvel Studios,” Feige said. “If and when that happens, I’ll be very excited. … We have ideas just from going back 18 years, but nothing specific.”
Over time, Feige has mastered the art of ducking questions, but keeping Deadpool’s popularity in mind, it’s very unlikely that MCU will put him on the shelf.
While all Deadpool films are R-rated, Fox is testing a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 releasing in theatres this December.
Disney Chairman Bob Iger is excited about the acquisition, and though a lot of regulatory approval has to be completed, there’s a belief that the deal could be complete in 2019. He further confirmed that the acquisition will give the control of Fantastic Four and X-Men over to Disney.
“I think it only makes sense,” Iger said to THR. “I want to be careful here because of what’s been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn’t be two Marvels.”
Iger was also asked if Deadpool could become an Avenger in the future, to which he replied, ”