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Fan waited and waited, but it finally came - the Deadpool movie is confirmed, Ryan Reynolds will be playing the Merc with a Mouth, and he will be part of the X-Men Universe.

All in all, you would think that Deadpool fans everywhere would be pretty happy, except that now, seeing their long awaited movie become a reality, there are bound to be a few problems.

Deadpool Movie: PG-13, Or R?

This was always going to be a problem for Deadpool, with fans discussing it over and over before they even knew a movie would be made. But now, with Simon Kinberg claiming he sees Deadpool as part of the future of the X-Men Universe, most informed fans are saying it will be a PG-13.

Could Deadpool do this in a PG-13?
Could Deadpool do this in a PG-13?

But the fact that Deadpool might link up with the X-Men may not be all bad.

Deadpool, Wolverine & Weapon X

At the end of X-Men Days of Future Past, we saw a character that is crucial to the stories of Deadpool, Wolverine and the X-Men more generally - and then we saw him turn into Mystique.

William Stryker, or Mystique?
William Stryker, or Mystique?

That's right, William Stryker, the architect behind the Weapon X program, and one of the most vicious, evil characters in the X-Men. Founder of the Weapon X project, which sees Deadpool mutilated and Wolverine have his entire skeleton replaced with adamantium, it would be surprising to see William Stryker so near the end of Days of Future Past, were he not to have some key role to play in

Some recent internet rumors have even said that the Weapon X program will be a key part of the plot of Apocalypse - does this mean we will see Deadpool reappear, soon after his stand alone movie? And if so, would that make up for a non-R-Rated Deadpool movie?

What did Weapon X do to these two?
What did Weapon X do to these two?

Cable & Deadpool

The other important Deadpool related issue that comes out of his involvement in the X-Men Universe is the potential inclusion of Cable in X-Men Apocalypse.

Cable & Deadpool are one of the all time great Marvel partnerships, with their surreal and bloody exploits taking them all over the Marvel universe. The only question is whether [Deadpool](movie:38663)'s free roaming, fourth-wall-breaking anarchy will have to be reined in were he to join up with the rest of the X-Men? Will he be able to carry on in this style?

So what do you think? Is Deadpool's inclusion in the X-Men Universe a good thing? Will he feature in X-Men Apocalypse? Write in with your thoughts below the line!


Should the Deadpool Movie be part of the X-Men Universe?


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