The X-Men movie franchise is on the up and up. So far, the latest installment, Days of Future Past, has received glowing reviews, boosting our anticipation. Plus, earlier today it was confirmed that Channing Tatum would play the card-throwing mutant Gambit in an upcoming spinoff. Gambit previously appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a film that also featured Wade Wilson, the man who would become Deadpool.
According to producer Lauren Shuler Donner, we should act like Origins didn't happen. Donner declared, “Just forget about X3! And the first Wolverine; forget about that, too!” The characters weren't portrayed in the most flattering light. So now that Gambit's on the road to recovery, that leaves Deadpool in limbo. Fox and multiple producers have attempted to adapt the character, to no avail. Will we ever see him on the big screen?
“We so want to make it. We’re getting there. I think it will, but one thing now is the rating," Donner explained. "If we make it a smaller budget movie, we can go for the R-Rating. If not, then we push the boundaries of PG-13 which is alright too. We just don’t want to saturate the market to the point where it’s just not special anymore.”
Deadpool's a character that doesn't need the glitz that most of his peers do. So we're not sure why the budget is such an issue. But we can understand the idea of superhero saturation. The genre has become a billion-dollar business. Every studio wants a piece of it. Yet Deadpool is like no other license on the market. It shouldn't be hard for him to stand out. Much like Blade, he's a comic-book character, but he's in a league of his own.