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While Deadpool hasn’t even been released yet, the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive and excitement for the film is bubbling over among fans. The sequel has already been greenlit because success is virtually guaranteed. So what are the writers going to do to top the first film? Apparently, what they really want to do is have somebody beat the crap out of Deadpool. It likely won’t work however, as there are things that even the merc with a mouth’s swords can’t cut through. In this case, those things are studio contracts and red tape, because they really want to use the Incredible Hulk.
The men behind the screenplay for Deadpool, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, sat down with HeyUGuys and talked about how they would love to pull Hulk out of the Marvel catalog to pair up with Deadpool. Reese has an idea that we would love to see, unfortunately it doesn’t work because the character isn’t a mutant.
We can’t, but that’s a rights issue because Fox only [has] the rights to Fantastic Four and X-Men, but I would love to see the Hulk against Deadpool, because it would be really fun to see Deadpool having to use his agility and his silliness and skills to overcome just brute force. Maybe we can figure out another way to do that with another character in the X-Men universe, but I would love to see him square up against the Hulk. It would be hilarious.
Since the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the biggest frustration among fans has been the fact that the characters from the X-Men universe, along with the Fantastic Four, have been unavailable because of previous agreements that Marvel had in place with Fox. It turns out that this is actually a two way street as those working with the Marvel properties at Fox miss out on the opportunities that would be available if the Avengers were accessible to them.
We have to say that the idea of a Deadpool vs. Hulk fight does sound incredibly entertaining. Hulk would try and grab Deadpool and just smash him to bits, like he did with Loki in the first Avengers movie. Except, he wouldn’t be able to get his hands on the guy. Meanwhile Deadpool would be up in the Hulk’s face, giving him shit for not being able to catch him. Which would in turn only make the Hulk more angry. The destruction would be epic, and hilarious.
To be fair, there are some characters capable of brute force that might work in a future Deadpool film as stand-ins for the Hulk. The first film has Colossus, so he’s always available. They could possibly dust off the Juggernaut. Or maybe it’s time for the big screen debut of Sasquatch. Or maybe they should just talk to Fox about making a co-operative deal with Marvel like Sony did for Spider-Man and putting this long national nightmare behind us.
We’ll be looking forward to seeing Deadpool 2 just as soon as some of us get around to seeing the first one. Deadpool hits theaters Friday.