‘Deadpool’ Producer Comments on Possible ‘Spider-Man’ Crossover

By April 14, 2016

Thanks to Sony and Marvel’s partnership over the Spider-Man character onscreen, all of the cross-studio comic book crossovers that fans never thought would actually happen onscreen, seem to be at the very least, a tad bit more likely than they had been before the webcrawler’s introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

One character in the comics that has crossed over with the Spidey character quite a bit as well is none other than the Merc with a Mouth himself, Deadpool, who much like Spider-Man has received a bit of an onscreen redemption this year with his self-titled film.

While promoting the film’s upcoming blu ray release to Comingsoon.net as well, Deadpool director Tim Miller and producer, Simon Kinberg, talked briefly about the possibility of an onscreen crossover between the two characters, and surprisingly, it doesn’t sound like the idea is all that crazy after all.

Miller first commented:

“Simon and I have been trying to build bridges.”

Obviously referring to the divide between Fox’s Marvel properties and the Disney-owned MCU, Kinberg added:

“I would love to see it. Both of us are close with [Marvel’s] Kevin [Feige], we respect and love Kevin. If it were even remotely possible, we will find a way ’cause we’d would love to see it.”

I don’t think Kinberg and Miller would be the only ones willing to line up to see a movie where Spider-Man and Deadpool crossed paths either. Unfortunately, the producer also went on to comment on the small likelihood of the crossover happening:

“I just don’t know if it would be possible.”

Honestly, the comment that most intrigues me from the interview is Miller’s brief mention of himself and Kinberg trying to build bridges with Kevin Feige and co. over at Disney and Marvel, which means that there have at the very least, been discussions about the possibility of an Avengers and X-Men Universe crossover. Considering how crazy of an idea that might have sounded a few years ago, or hell, even a few months ago, that’s something of a miracle in of itself.

If anyone was going to be able to make it happen though, it’d be Kinberg, who had a large role in bringing this year’s Deadpool film to life on the big screen, despite the obvious hesitations that any studio executive would have about the film, and has helped to shepherd the latest X-Men trilogy through its various stages as well. I don’t know if we’ll ever get to see this crossover happen, especially since I don’t know if Kevin Feige or Amy Pascal would especially be interested in having Holland’s young Peter Parker interacting onscreen with a character like Wade Wilson, but hey, a fan can dream can’t he? After all, who would have thought they’d ever even see an accurate Deadpool movie in the first place?

Deadpool 2 is currently in development, while Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit theatres on June 7th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable