With regards to the X-Men cinematic universe, Deadpool is the shiny new toy everyone wants to play with. We've all seen Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops and Magneto do their thing. But wouldn't it be cool to see Deadpool -- the wisecracking killer who finally got his own movie -- interacting with classic members of the X-Men series? At least one X-Men actor thinks so, and he's putting the call out for a super-powered team up movie.
Evan Peters has now played Quicksilver in two X-Men movies directed by Bryan Singer. The character made his big-screen debut in X-Men: Days of Future Past, stealing the show with his spectacular slo-mo action sequence (which I'll include below). And now, if given the chance, Peters tells The Wrap that he'd dig a movie with Deadpool, saying:
It really would. In a feature we ran on the site discussing X-Men characters who deserved their own standalone film, I specifically commented that Quicksilver, as played by Evan Peters, wasn't strong enough to carry his own film (or series of films). That's not a knock. It's just acknowledging that he's so delightful playing off of other heroes like the semi-angry Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) or the serious Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) that his personality shines in a team-up mode. He'd be an excellent pair with Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool, though the two might explode in a sarcastic flash if producers attempted a combination of styles.
Actually, time might keep the duo from ever teaming. As Evan Peters explained to The Wrap, a solo Quicksilver movie probably isn't likely for this reason:
The future of Quicksilver, as a character, remains up in the air. He has been part of the X-Men films as of late. But FOX doesn't have an X-Men sequel on the radar, turning its attention to The New Mutants, X-Force, a third Wolverine movie and Deadpool 2 instead. Since it might be a while before we see Quicksilver again, we'll just have to enjoy this scene, again and again.
Deadpool likely will team with SOME X-Men the next time we see him on screen, much the same way that Deadpool used Colossus in his debut film. Do you think a Quicksilver combo makes sense? Why, or why not? Weigh in below.
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