Ryan Reynolds jokes about the possibility (or lack thereof) of a Deadpool and Spider-Man movie after reports of Sony and Marvel Studios going their separate ways. In 2015, Sony and Marvel Studios - and the latter's parent company, Disney - struck a deal that allowed Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, Tom Holland's Peter Parker has appeared in five MCU movies, including two solo films and three team-ups. But news broke this week that Sony and Marvel may part ways after failed attempts to renegotiate their previous deal. Although further updates indicated Sony and Marvel could still strike a deal, there's been a great deal of uproar among fans over the prospect of Spider-Man leaving the MCU.
To potentially make matters worse, the reported breakdown of Sony and Marvel's partnership comes just a few months after Disney's deal with Fox closed, which officially brought the film rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four home to Marvel Studios. Just as it seemed like Marvel Studios had access to (almost) all of its comics character library, the news of negotiations breaking down between Sony and Disney/Marvel could lead to Spider-Man exiting the MCU. That means fans may never get to see Holland's Spider-Man appear on screen with X-Men characters, like Deadpool. And the man behind the Merc with a Mouth touched on just that topic with a recent joke.
On Twitter, Deadpool star Reynolds was asked by a fan if viewers can get a Spider-Man and Deadpool movie now. The actor responded, "You can. But you can only see it in my heart." It's clearly a light-hearted response to the fan question, and may not even be referencing the reports concerning Disney and Sony. But it also offers little hope that fans will ever see Holland and Reynolds unite for a Spider-Man and Deadpool live-action team-up on the big screen.
You can. But you can only see it in my heart.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 20, 2019
It should be noted that, while a Spider-Man and Deadpool movie became more possible when Disney acquired the X-Men rights, Marvel Studios is still figuring out what to do with those characters. They were prohibited from discussing any kind of plan for the X-Men and Fantastic Four in the MCU until the deal closed, which didn't happen until March. Although Disney is expected to reboot all Fox's X-Men characters besides Reynolds' Deadpool, the latest reports indicated the Mouse House is still deciding on what to do with the Merc with a Mouth. Reportedly, Disney wants R-rated Deadpool solo movies, but for the character to be included in the MCU and appear in PG-13 team-up movies.
So, even before negotiations between Sony and Disney broke down, it wasn't yet known whether a Deadpool and Spider-Man team-up was in the cards. If Deadpool remained outside the MCU and kept to his own R-rated universe, he wouldn't have been able to crossover with Spider-Man. Still, if Sony and Disney don't strike a deal for Spider-Man, there's less possibility fans will ever get to see Holland's wall-crawler and Reynolds' Deadpool appear in a movie together. While Reynolds' tweet doesn't offer much hope for a Deadpool and Spider-Man movie, the situation between the studios could change.
Source: Ryan Reynolds/Twitter
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