It's been several months since Thanos snapped his fingers and wiped out half the universe in Avengers: Infinity War and fans have largely recovered from the shock and tears. Marvel has more or less confirmed the status of several side characters whose fate wasn't revealed in the movie, but what about superheroes in the other cinematic universes? If Thanos' snap reached all the way to Fox's door, it doesn't sound like many characters from this summer's Deadpool 2 made it out alive. The cast of the sequel was asked if they think they would have survived and asides from Domino, no one was too confident.
The Disney-Fox deal is inching farther and farther to completion, and though the X-Men and Deadpool seem destined to appear in the MCU, we're still a while from that reality. However, that can't stop the cast of Deadpool from wondering if their characters would have survived Thanos' famous snap that destroyed half of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Overall, the cast wasn't too sure of their chances, but the universal agreement was that Domino definitely survived. Thanks to her luck powers, which were shown off in fun and surprisingly cinematic ways in Deadpool 2, Domino likely would have been unaffected by the snap. Afterall, a 50-50 shot is pretty good when you're born lucky.
The rest of the cast wasn't feeling too lucky. Colossus actor Stefan Kapicic felt optimistic that Colossus made it through unscathed. Ryan Reynolds was less confident about that. The Deadpool star jokingly told HuffPost that Colossus was the first to die and "dishonorably" at that. However, Reynolds doesn't see how anyone can survive Thanos, though, that might have something to do with Reynolds envisioning Thanos snapping to West Side Story.
Karan Soni, who plays Dopinder, thinks that he has a good shot of surviving because he's tight with Thanos' actor, Josh Brolin. Soni and Brolin apparently DM each other all the time, so he's got an in when it comes time to snap half the universe to death. Brolin, of course, played both Thanos and Deadpool 2's Cable this summer, giving these two separate movies at least a minor connection.
While everyone has fun imagining these "What Ifs," one day it might be a reality. When Disney acquires Fox's media assets, that will include Marvel superheroes, which means the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool could be a part of the MCU. How exactly these characters would be incorporated is anyone's guess, but it'll certainly be interesting to see one day.
To enjoy more from the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut released on Digital HD August 7, and the extended cut will be arriving on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on August 21.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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