This weekend Captain America: Civil War raked in a whopping $181.7 million in the US alone — bringing in a total of $675.7 worldwide — making it clear that the superhero summer blockbuster season is well and truly upon us. In just a few weeks X-Men: Apocalypse will hit theaters, and in light of the success of Fox's last superhero movie Deadpool, we're already anticipating its success.
After the critical and commercial success of the R-rated Deadpool in February, fans are left wondering if and when Fox will harness the star power of the merc with a mouth for its beloved X-Men universe.
Bryan Singer, who has long stood at the helm of Fox's X-Men franchise, spoke with Variety to discuss the potential of Deadpool making his way into the universe in a somewhat more substantial role:
“If you take a character as irreverent and meta as Deadpool and connect him to something as grounded and serious as X-Men, you have to do it carefully and gently.
When you drop them all in together it can be a disaster. That has to be done delicately, but there’s plenty of room to do it.”
While the words "Deadpool" and "delicate" don't exactly go hand in hand, I trust that Singer will eventually be able to make it work. Plus, it would be a great way of ensuring Ryan Reynolds' role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine is fully forgotten.
Considering Deadpool brought in more than $761 million in box office sales on a $58 million budget, I'm sure Fox is eager to have Wade Wilson work alongside the X-Men when the time is right.
X-Men: Apocalypse premieres on May 26.
Do you want to see Deadpool appear in an X-Men movie?