The back room deal Marvel and Fox worked out between Deadpool and Guardians 2

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Nov 16, 2016, 1:22 PM EST (Updated)

It’s no secret that Marvel and Fox aren’t are on the greatest of terms, but even these two studios can bury the hatchet when they both want something out of the deal.

The Playlist reports the two studios cut a deal involving characters in Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which allowed Deadpool to use Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and for the Guardians sequel to feature Ego the Living Planet. Deadpool co-screenwriter Paul Wernick revealed Fox had to get approval to use Negasonic Teenage Warhead because they changed literally everything about the character (she’s a psychic, as opposed to explosive, in the comics). Put simply: They just really liked the character’s name.

So, for Marvel to give the thumbs-up to that change, the studio asked Fox to allow them to use Ego the Living Planet (played by Kurt Russell) in James Gunn’s Guardians sequel. Fox apparently had the rights to Ego due to the studio’s control over the Fantastic Four property. Since changing Negasonic didn’t really affect Marvel all that much, and you’d think Fox probably wasn’t planning to use Ego anytime soon, it turned out to be a win-win.

This obviously doesn’t mean the Fantastic Four or the X-Men will be joining up with the Avengers anytime soon, but it’s good to see Marvel and Fox capable of working together when the need arrives.


(Via The Playlist)