Ahh, Deadpool, the super mega hit nobody can explain the success behind. In short, the record-breaking film has shattered all expectations and set new boundaries for what it means to be a true-to-the-source superhero film. I guess if you can even really call Deadpool a superhero... Anyway, considering the film's success and the desire that FOX now has to bolster it with a sequel, the rumor mill is churning like crazy on what this could potentially mean for the future of the X-Men franchise.
One of the biggest and more exciting and enticing theories is that Deadpool could set up a triumphant return for the cast of the original X-Men trilogy. Well, maybe minus Hugh Jackman and a few select others than we dare not mention here. But to see the mighty return of veterans Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, Ellen Page, and even James Marsden (provided they toughen him up a little bit) would be so freaking awesome.
One plausible reason why this could be a real possibility is that the current series of X-Men films are taking place decades behind where Deadpool is in the newly established timeline. Hmm, this presents a particular problem. Even more so than what resulted in post Days of Future Past continuity. How to use younger actors in a timeline where they really have no place? The correct answer is: you don't.
20th Century FOX already has the perfect cast waiting in the wings, all eager and willing to jump back into the roles that for many of them, made them household names. And the burgeoning Deadpool franchise is just the film to do it.
No offense X-Men: Apocalypse.
What do you think? Should FOX use Deadpool 2 to unite the 2000's X-Men cast with the current timeline and return them to the roles they originated? Or should they stick the path and keep our beloved mutants forever chasing stories of the past?