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Ryan Reynolds hopeful for Deadpool's post-Disney future

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May 2, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War is firmly in control of the domestic box office, and that probably won’t change until Deadpool 2 arrives on May 18. Disney and Fox’s mega merger is far from complete, so the two companies are not a single entity yet.

That’s one of the reasons why these two Marvel movies will be going head-to-head. But what will happen to Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth if and when he ends up in the hands of the Mouse? Deadpool’s R-rated antics aren't exactly compatible with Disney, and the Fox movies have actually pushed the envelope even further than the comics. According to Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, even he doesn’t know for sure. But he is still optimistic about Deadpool’s future.

“I really genuinely don’t know a thing about it,” said Reynolds while speaking to EW. “I read that [CEO and chairman] Bob Iger felt that there’s plenty of room in that universe to have a rated-R character like Deadpool. This is completely conjecture on my part, but I wouldn’t imagine that Disney bought Fox to dismantle it or something like that. I think that Disney bought Fox so it could have that in its arsenal.”

“We haven’t had any discussions yet about what the Disney acquisition of Fox would look like for the Marvel properties because I think legally they’re not allowed to talk about it until it’s done,” added X-Men executive producer and Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg. “So no we haven’t talked about it all. We’re just moving forward as we move forward.”

Kinberg also mentioned that the X-Force movie is still on tap as soon as Drew Goddard is ready, and he reiterated Fox’s desire to get the Gambit film off the ground.  

“The hope is to keep moving forward until we hear otherwise,” said Kinberg. “To me, I have no idea what to expect but I think it could be really exciting.”