A fan artist has put together Ryan Reyonolds and Samuel. L. Jackson’s respective Marvel superhero characters, Deadpool and NickFury for an epic poster for The Hitman’s Bodyguard. The two actors recently teamed-up in the high-octane action film, where they both play alpha males who need to work together in order to stay alive. Reynolds plays a disgraced triple A rated executive protection agent Michael Bryce, who is in charge of protecting Jackson’s Darius Kincaid/Darius Evans, a notorious criminal. The two of them are then forced to spend an outrageous 24 hours together, fighting for their lives.
Of course, both Reynolds and Jackson are very well-known for their superhero movie personas. Jackson was one of the first few building block characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Nick Fury, while Reynolds, of course, portrays fan-favorite Deadpool on the big screen. While their characters technically co-exist in the same reality in the world of Marvel Comics, sadly, they are separate on the big screen due to film rights issues. Fury lives in the MCU managed by Marvel Studios and Wade Wilson belongs to the world of mutants, as part of the Marvel Universe handled by 20th Century Fox. Nevertheless, this fan poster offers a taste of what might happen, if the two characters could share the screen with each other.
The following artwork was put together by well-known Australian-based artist Boss Logic, who uploaded the nifty artwork to his official Twitter account. The posters features Jackson in his Fury garb – complete with an eye-patch – and Reynolds in his Deadpool costume. The two are catching a ride in a yellow taxi, itself a callback to Wade Wilson’s cab shenanigans in his debut film last year. You can check out the poster below:
Earlier last month, Reynolds echoed the sentiments of thousands of comic book fans who have been clamoring for a real crossover between the MCU and its Fox counterpart. A lot of narrative potential remains untapped because of this glaring division of Marvel character and Reynolds is clearly well-aware that such a crossover would be a massive cinematic spectacle. That said, the complexites of making this dream a reality are pretty daunting. Everything from actors’ contracts to story concerns and division of labor, as well as profit-sharing between studios, would need to be taken into consideration and it would be a wonder if Marvel Studios and Fox were even open to the possibility.
In the meantime, fans can enjoy Reynolds and Jackson’s back and forth banters in their The Hitman’s Bodyguard personas. Next year though, the merc-with-a-mouth mutant will be back for more mischief in Deadpool 2 which is currently filming in Canada. Fury’s next confirmed appearance in the MCU, on the other hand, will be opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel.
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