Marvel Has Been Planning A Deadpool vs X-Men and The Avengers for Years

Well, Deadpool’s story is about to take a turn. Inside sources say the Merc with a Mouth will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2020, but his introduction will put him up against the X-Men and The Avengers in a future MCU film. The storyline is based on the comics called Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, which includes some of the most outrageous deaths in the history of the franchise. If the reports are true, it is possible that Marvel Studios has been planning a Deadpool vs. X-Men and The Avengers film for years.

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Deadpool takes on the X-Men and The Avengers

The movie in question will reportedly take place following Deadpool 3, which has yet to get a premiere date. The project is an adaptation from the comics, which feature Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) in his bloodiest – and arguably most twisted – form yet.

According to We Got This Covered, the Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe story was written by Cullen Bunn in 2012. The story begins with the X-Men taking Deadpool to a mental institution because they think he is going insane.

Deadpool runs into a major problem when he discovers that Psycho-Man is his doctor and has been brainwashing people to follow his lead. Psycho-Man tries to brainwash Deadpool, but his plan backfires as the wise-cracking hero starts hearing evil voices in his head.

Pyscho-Man eventually gets killed by Deadpool, who proceeds to track down various heroes in the Marvel lineup, including Uatu the Watcher and the Fantastic Four. He then kills Doctor Doom before turning his attention to The Avengers.

Deadpool puts Howard the Duck on a roasting spit, shoots Spider-Man, and bombs the Avenger’s headquarters. Thor and Luke Cage escape the blaze, but they don’t get far.

Equipped with Hank Pym’s extra-dimensional particles, Deadpool spikes Cage’s coffee with tiny bombs, then super-sizes Thor’s hammer before using it to beat him to a bloody pulp.

How will Marvel adapt Deadpool’s story?

Given how violent and bloody the comics were, it is unlikely that Marvel’s adaptation will follow them exactly. Instead, the studio will probably tame them down quite a bit, especially if the movie is rated PG-13.

The source claims that Deadpool will target a few members of the X-Men and The Avengers. It is not known if any of the heroes will actually die in the fight, but the story will focus on Deadpool losing his mind.

Fortunately, our favorite superheroes find out what’s really happening with Deadpool, who goes back to normal by the end of the movie.

This, of course, is presuming that the source is correct. It is entirely possible that Marvel goes in a completely different direction with the character. Only time will tell what direction they end up taking, though it is exciting to know that Deadpool will play an important role in the MCU.

Marvel forgets Deadpool’s first movie date

Reynolds’ first solo outing as Deadpool was in 2016, a date you would think Marvel would remember. Turns out that is not the case.

When laying out its Marvel Comics #1000, the studio completely forgot that Deadpool’s release date was in 2016. Instead, Marvel noted that Deadpool was originally released in 2013, a mistake that was fortunately caught before the edition went to print.

While they corrected the error, the writers had to do a lot of shifting around to fit Deadpool in his appropriate spot. Let’s hope they don’t make similar mistakes in the future, especially once the character is officially part of the MCU.

Speaking of the MCU, there are some fans who believe Deadpool should be kept separate from Marvel’s larger universe.

In fact, a fan theory on Reddit points out some incompatibilities between Deadpool and other films in the MCU. The theory argues that the time-traveling concepts introduced in Deadpool 2 are not the same as the ones featured in Avengers: Endgame, making Deadpool completely incompatible with the MCU.

The theory has a valid point, though Deadpool 2 was never meant to be a part of the MCU and was produced before Disney bought out Fox. We’re also fairly confident that Marvel will be able to merge Deadpool and the X-Men will little trouble.