Deadpool 2 Director Plays Coy About Spider-Man Fan Theory

Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool

With Fox moving full-speed ahead on Deadpool 2, director David Leitch has refused to shut down rumors that our titular antihero could have a surprising link to Spider-Man.

Airing before this year's Logan, fans of the superhero world were treated to our first Deadpool 2 teaser, which was dubbed "No Good Dead". Including a wise-cracking Ryan Reynold as The Merc With a Mouth, it was a typically Deadpool take on the genre. One scene in particular riffed off the likes of Superman, as we saw an old man tragically gunned down as Wade Wilson tried to change into his costume in a phone booth. Since then, the Internet has swirled with theories on who this man was, and Leitch has finally addressed whether it could be Peter Parker's Uncle Ben.

Related: Tom Holland Wants Tobey Maguire to Play Uncle Ben

Speaking to Huffington Post, Leitch remained coy on whether "unnamed old man" really one the most-killed man in Marvel, but he certainly stoked the fires:

"That's a really interesting question. I think that people should continue to theorize who that old man was."

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While it may not confirm that the gentleman was Uncle Ben, it certainly implies that he must mean something to someone. Thanks to the circumstances that he died in, and with Deadpool getting a little too excited about some Ben & Jerry's ice cream lying beside the body, it is certainly possible that the deceased was Uncle Ben. However, this is Deadpool, and Fox could just be poking fun at their studio rivals.

We have already seen this year's Spider-Man: Homecoming miss out on the death of Uncle Ben - and while the MCU may eventually include it in flashback form, Fox may have beaten them to it. Obviously, including Uncle Ben in the Foxverse would open a whole can of worms when it comes to legal issues and rights. With Fox refusing to budge on giving Disney back the rights to the likes of the Fantastic Four, it is unlikely that the two houses have a relationship that is as amicable as Sony and the MCU. That being said, we have already know that Sony plans to open the door to its Spider-Man villainverse with the likes of Venom and Silver & Black, so Fox could be following suit.

Deadpool 2 is currently filming in Vancouver, and upping its cast of X-Men from Tim Miller's 2016 movie. It looks like there will be some pretty famous comic book faces making an appearance, this time round. We don't know what effects "No Good Deed" will have on Deadpool 2 - if any at all - but expect to find out when the Merc with a Mouth returns to theaters next year. With Deadpool and Spider-Man sharing a long and complicated friendship over their history in the comics, did Leitch just let a very large cat out of the bag?

Source: Huffington Post

Key Release Dates
  • New Mutants (2019) release date: Aug 02, 2019
  • Deadpool 2 (2018) release date: May 18, 2018
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) release date: Jun 07, 2019
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