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We live in the age of superhero team ups. It’s not enough to have a Captain America sequel anymore. Said movie now needs to include Iron Man, Black Widow, Falcon, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and more. Same goes with Superman. No one wants Man of Steel 2. You need Batman and Wonder Woman to come by and help build toward a Justice League. So who does Deadpool want in a future movie? Spider-Man.
The team behind this year’s smash hit Deadpool got together in L.A. to help promote the upcoming Blu-ray release for Fox. And during the press event, producer Simon Kinberg was asked by Super Hero Hype if a team up between the foul-mouthed Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man could ever happen on screen. And while Kinberg was cautiously hesitant, he did leave the door open, saying:
I would love to see it. Both of us are close with [Marvel’s] Kevin [Feige], we respect and love Kevin. If it were even remotely possible, we will find a way ’cause we’d would love to see it. … I just don’t know if it would be possible.
Disappointed? Here’s why you shouldn’t be. Months ago, I’m pretty sure everyone over at Marvel would have said something very similar about Spider-Man ever showing up in a Marvel movie, because the character’s rights belonged to Sony. Civil War wouldn’t really work without Spider-Man, and the hero could factor in to huge plans happening in the MCU. But, because Amazing Spider-Man movies didn’t do as well as Sony hoped, they were open to letting Marvel use Spidey for a project.
Could Fox come around? It’s certainly possible, in this age of studio sharing and superhero crossovers. Truthfully, if Fox wanted to work out a deal where they could borrow Spider-Man for a Deadpool movie, they might want to loosen that grip on the Fantastic Four so Marvel could get a crack at fixing the First Family of comic books.
There’s precedent for a Spider-Man and Deadpool team up, as the heroes have met several times before in the pages of both Spidey and Wade Wilson’s respective comic books. Spider-Man has even fought alongside Cable and the X-Force members, so there’s loads of possibilities… many of which likely will be blocked by studio red tape.
For now, we believe that Fox is about to get things rolling on Deadpool 2, and it will feature Cable and, possibly, Domino. As for Spider-Man, he’ll appear in Civil War, and then get his own solo movie at Sony and Marvel in 2017. A team up with Deadpool down the line isn’t off the table, according to Simon Kinberg, but it wouldn’t happen any time soon. Sadly.