Despite the recent announcement that a Deadpool solo movie is finally on the way, it has remained unclear just how the character will fit into Fox’s wider X-Men universe, or indeed if there will be any crossover at all.
However, Simon Kinberg has now confirmed that the character will exist within the same universe, with a wider plan in place for the development of the franchise.
“There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the X-Men universe now,” says Kinberg, “and Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it’s part of an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films.”
“Some of that is inspired by the comics and some of that is inspired by seeing what Marvel’s done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well… the same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox.”
Deadpool is currently slated for a US release on 12 February 2016, with a UK date yet to be confirmed…