It's safe to say most of us can't wait to see the Merc with a Mouth return to the big screen in #Deadpool2. Aside from the surely unique spin it will puts on the superhero genre, perhaps one of the sequel's most exciting aspects is the world building it's expected to do for the future of the X-Men universe.
For that, references and cameos are generally needed. But this being a #Deadpool project, the most amazing kind of connective tissue was just dangled in front of us by Sir Patrick Stewart himself: An appearance from Professor X.
#HughJackman and #PatrickStewart did a fan Q&A on Twitter to promote the release of Logan. A user asked Stewart if we would ever see Charles Xavier meet Deadpool, and the actor teased us with the possibility of what might be. Take a look at the video:
The volume of the video is quite low, so in case you can't hear what went down, here it is: Stewart responded to the Twitter question with:
"I would love that. Just set it up. You have influence in these, right? Make it happen, Hugh.”
Jackman then asked him:
"Is it gonna happen?"
To which Patrick responded:
Hugh then pointed out that if it was going to happen, now was the time:
"Now or never. I love it, I would pay to see that"
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We would all pay to see that, Hugh. And while the pair were pretty clearly joking, it wouldn't be the most far-fetched thing for some combination of Deadpool/Professor X/Wolverine appearing in a movie together sometime soon—maybe even...Logan? On that note...
Would It Even Make Sense For Professor X To Appear?
That's the big question here. First of all, we recently learned that Deadpool 2 would begin filming in May of this year, with a targeted 2018 release, so things are coming together for the sequel.
Based on the current continuity, the Merc with a Mouth will probably won't appear in #XMenSupernova, so a meeting between the two mutants in that film is very unlikely. That movie takes place in the past and, judging from newly-surfaced evidence, the Charles Xavier of that era will most likely be played by James McAvoy.
Logan features a closing chapter for the beloved professor, but that story takes place in the future. The Deadpool franchise, on the other hand, takes place in present day, and, as we saw in Days of Future Past, Stewart's version of Charles Xavier exists in the same time period as Deadpool.
His inclusion in the film would be a great move. Charles' appearance would be a great help for the sequel to smoothly kick off the future of the #XMen cinematic universe. Our favorite ultra-powerful psychic professor could be a great connective tissue to franchises like New Mutants and even X-Force. In fact, seeds for the meeting have already been planted. In Deadpool, Professor Xavier wanted the Merc with a Mouth in the X-Men.
I don't know about you, but if that meeting ever ends up happening on the big screen, I want moments between those two like the one in the panel above.
Do you think Professor X will appear in Deadpool 2? Would you like that to happen?