What Do X-Men Fans Want Most: Deadpool, Wolverine 2 or First Class?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:24 pm,

deadpool ryan reynolds as wade wilson What Do X Men Fans Want Most: Deadpool, Wolverine 2 or First Class?

In the wake of the financial success of the recent X-Men spinoff film featuring everyone’s favorite nice-guy Hugh Jackman as the overly nice Wolverine, there’s been plenty of talk, speculation and excitement over what the future holds for X-Men film franchise.

That being said, some don’t want that future at all. Not with Fox Studios anyways…

Shortly after the huge box office opening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine film, it was announced that Ryan Reynolds would be getting his own spinoff film for Deadpool – a character that wasn’t utilized right in the movie at all, to the point where they literally ruined him (the character and his life in the movie) to the dismay of many comics fans.

The bright side to that was the fact the Reynolds’ portrayal of Wade Wilson in his few scenes early in the film were spot on and in my mind, were the best part of the movie. Most agree that he was cast perfectly into the role before the movie even debuted and he sure proved them right. It’s unfortunate what they ended up doing with the character on screen out of his control.

What made the idea of Reynolds playing Deadpool even better was the fact that the Canadian actor loved the character and the books and he knew he (Wade Wilson/Deadpool) wasn’t being treated right in the movie. He said multiple times before the film came out that he’d love to make a proper Deadpool film based on the comics and he looked at the situation as an exciting opportunity to 1) play the ‘Merc with a Mouth’ and 2) to get the character introduced on screen in hopes of getting the chance to play him again under better circumstances.

Well, he was right and his movie was greenlit first out of the many X-projects in development over at Fox.

In addition to that, the folks over at MTV Splashpage held a little poll the other week to see what the fans wanted to see most of the potential sequel/spinoffs to X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The votes pushed Deadpool into the winning spot but only by a bit. It had 32% of the votes with a Wolverine sequel at a close second with 28%. Who knows how many voters there actually were but its interesting nevertheless and it matches my tastes too. The other options were X-Men Origins: Magneto and X-Men: First Class.

For the Marvel Studios-based movies, I’ve made it well known in my writing that I’m most excited for Kenneth Branagh’s Thor film and for Fox’s ill-treated X-franchise, I’m most excited for the Deadpool spinoff.

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On that note, we have an incredible little comic on how X-Men Origins: Wolverine could have ended by Liam Bradley and Marc Vuletich (artist ScarletVulture on Deviant Art). Thanks to JoBlo for the find:

scarletvulture deadpool comic What Do X Men Fans Want Most: Deadpool, Wolverine 2 or First Class?
[Click the Image to get the full-size comic from Deviant Art]


wolverine and x men first class What Do X Men Fans Want Most: Deadpool, Wolverine 2 or First Class?

What was missing from the poll however, was the popular Gambit who’s one of my favorite X-characters. Of course, he wasn’t done that well in the movie. Taylor, where’ the Cajun accent, bud? You had it for a good minute or so then switched it every other scene.

Apparently, Kitsch has a three-picture contract and he’s in love with the character and excited at the chance to play him again. I’m all for it, if he actually acts like the Ragin’ Cajun but I don’t know where he’ll get that chance.

He shouldn’t be appearing in the Wolverine sequel, and there’s uncertainty as to how closely the Deadpool movie will tie-in to Wolverine (especially with how it ended). My prediction from a long while ago is that he’d be a shoe-in to be part of the X-Men: First Class roster but producer Lauren-Shuler Donner says he won’t be because it’s about the “first class” and he wasn’t part of that in the comics.

I don’t know what that means since they messed up who’s actually a part of the first class in X-trilogy and if it’s in continuity (which they said it would be as a true prequel to X-Men) then it’s already missing two of the original five X-Men characters who belong there. I’m not sure I believe her on that.

Long story short, if X-Men: First Class is coming soon (it’s currently being written by Josh Schwartz) I’d expect Gambit to be a part of it. Kitsch’s profile as a film actor is just beginning and he’s not a big enough star to support his own big budget X-Film yet, but he did just get cast as the lead in John Carter of Mars, which is planned as a big-budget trilogy on the same scale as Pirates of the Caribbean. By that time that comes out, he’ll be a more mature actor and extremely well-known – the perfect time to see Gambit grace the silver screen in his own feature film.

Also on that note, we know that Jackman won’t have a cameo in that film. It wouldn’t make sense story-wise and the movie’s in development with him not involved in any way.

But that’s another Screen Rant story for another day. Back to Deadpool…

Ryan Reynolds is currently in the process of finding his creative team for the spinoff while he works in his other upcoming film projects. He has already come out and said that the movie will be just like the comics and that he will sport his trademark costume in it.

How much faith do you have in Fox letting Reynolds make the movie his way and what do you think of the alternate ending for X-Men Origins: Wolverine?

Source: MTV, JoBlo, ScarletVulture

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  1. If Reynolds knows what he’s talking about (and it seems he does) I am curious to see what he comes up with.

    I’d say, Deadpool first, Origins: Magneto second (I always did like Magneto), Wolverine II or a X-Men IV third, and First Class not at all.

  2. As stupid as it sounds, I think “First Class” will be titled something else and will be a sequel to X3 with the younglings being the “first class.” Maybe it will be called “NeXt Class” (also a lame title, but it at least makes more sense).

  3. “How much faith do you have in Fox letting Reynolds make the movie his way?”

    Unfortunately ZERO.

  4. ^^^They already said it was gonna be the first class. Not some young X-Men spinoff

  5. * @ Hero Supreme

  6. Deadpool first. Then a remake of that garbage X3 hahaha! maybe a Wolverine 2 if they dont mess up the characters again. Never want a X-Men First Class movie. And i dont want to see Magneto Origins because i know fox will mess this up royally.

  7. I think that the x-men movies shoudl be put to a rest…the last 2 movies sucked and have just left a bitter taste in my mouth. Yeah Ryan Reynolds is all excited and devoted to the characater of deadpool and doing a good deadpool movie, but wasnt Hugh Jackson the same with the characater of woilverine? And look at how X-men Origins turned out…like crap.
    I think a deadpool movie will be just as bad if not worse than the wolverine movie because, deadpool is not too well known of a character and, lets face it, Ryan Reynolds movies for the most part are garbage.
    The deadpool thing will suck I know it.

    A Magneto movie MIGHT work if it id NOT done by Fox… they coudl also bring back Patrick Stewart to play charles xavier in the movie…doubt it will happen because Fox will come up with a terrible script and Ian McCellan wont sign on

    A sequel to a prequel movie for Wolverine, does taht sound right? The first one sucked, they cant bring in Gambit, Deadpool is supposebly dead, Wolverine DOES NOT know Sabretooth in the first Xmen movie so tehy cant use him…so who’s going to be in it? yeah dumb idea like i thought

  8. Deadpool dead? I guess you didn’t stay till the very end. I know; just sitting through the movie was painful enough. :-)

    He doesn’t know Sabretooth but Sabretooth knows him. The new Wolvie movie is suppose to take place in Japan. It could be good but knowing Fox, it will suck. Let’s see; a movie about a mutant killing machine with razor sharp blades coming out of his knuckles fighting guys with swords, and no blood, of course. Yeah, that sounds great! (end sarcasm)

  9. @ Kahless,

    I saw all the little extras after the credits including Deadpool’s little moment :)

    That still leaves the character in a horrible place though for a spinoff.

  10. ^^^^

    They should’ve had him cut open the mouth on the head when he picked it up.

  11. A good wolverine movie would have to be rated-R, need to have a great Creed vs Logan fight or a Cyber vs Wolverine fight or if its going to be in Japan a good Uriko battle. Alot of this might not happen unless they go foward a few years. X-Men to me was ruined in the last movie, I would not like to see a First Class movie were already deep into their abilities and all so why bother. An X-Men IV that can actually fix the screw ups in the third one can maybe work or maybe an Ultimate X-men movie they can start fresh there. Magneto is one of my favorite characters I hope they do him justice and really show off his powers and his hatred towards homo sapiens and stress his views. Deadpool is a great character as well and I believe Van (which is what I have always called Ryan :) plays a great role. so my choices would be Deadpool first, Magneto second, Wolverine, and if so a revived X-Men movie. ok this is officially the most ive typed in here, or maybe ever, lol.

  12. Deadpool please, I’m really not into the idea of wolverine in japan for starters it will look just like kill bill 1 (u know her against the crazy 88)but with far less violence & gore,
    plus they might introduce lady deathstrike(who was already in x-2)That would make even less sence than the sabretooth situation theve gotten into,
    and x-men first class just sounds like a watered down version of an already watered down series(that bieng the first x-men trilogy)

  13. They will both be horrible movies so it doesn’t matter which one comes first.

  14. ^^^^^

    Are you sure your name isn’t “I hate everything”?

  15. Hmmm. Am I the only one who wants to see First Class? I’d really rather see an X4 proper, but that’s not going to happen any time soon.

    A definite no to Wolverine 2, Magneto, or Gambit. X-Men should be about the TEAM, not individual characters.

    I’m cool with a Deadpool movie, though. But I’d prefer First Class.

  16. LOL, that little comic was a freacking awesome ending!

  17. Deadpool next, then Wolvie 2 in Japan. He finds the love of his life in Japan in the comics. Maybe they’ll that plot line. I hope.

    They seem to be able to change comic book character’s background stories like dirty sheets. They could fix Deadpool. The only reason his mouth was sewn shut was because Reynolds couldn’t come back for the final shot. So his head’s cut off? I’m sure he’ll be fine. ;)

  18. I agree with TJ those fools better make a dead pool, when i watched wolverine i was like yeah mean! but the end was kind of annoying how they killed dead pool the fools, but i definetly want to see Magneto he is the man lol as for First Class, ah NO! :D

  19. I’d actually want a X-Men 4 movie first, if they can get Bryan Singer back on board.

    Aside from that, Deadpool sounds the most promising (since it’ll probably wipe out the slate from Wolverine anyhow) and I’d say First Class would be the next most interesting.

    I don’t want a Wolverine 2 at all. I think Hugh Jackman needs to move on to something else (or X-Men 4.) I also don’t care much for a Magneto movie, either, right now.


  21. @ Gunsmith,

    Scott Adkins is Reynolds’ stunt double – he did the fight scenes for X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

    btw, your left your all-caps function on ;)

  22. Omega Red and Silver Samurai for WOLVERINE 2