Rob Liefeld is supportive of Deadpool entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe as long as Ryan Reynolds remains in control.
The success of Deadpool and Deadpool 2 have a lot to owe to Ryan Reynolds, who not just stars as the titular character but was the driving force in pushing Fox to make these risky R-rated superhero films in the first place.
Creator of Deadpool, Rob Liefeld, understands Reynolds’ importance to the franchises’ success and has told Cinema Blend that Deadpool should only enter the MCU after the Disney/Fox deal if Reynolds remains in control:
“Only if Ryan [Reynolds] calls the shots. … If Ryan is not the guy who is helming that ship, then who cares? If Ryan is given everything that he deserves, and they say ‘You can do your own thing over here under Disney.'”
Liefeld has also said that Reynolds is “all but directing these movies,” and if “you look at Marvel, and there really only has been one captain of that ship. So I would hope that they go, ‘Ryan, you have your own fleet of ship. They’re right over here. We have the Santa Maria, and you have the S.S. Deadpool.'”
Do you think this would be Disney’s smartest move if they were to bring Deadpool into the MCU fold? Or is Liefeld overstating Reynold’s importance to the franchise beyond his acting talents?
Marvel’s motormouth mercenary is back! Bigger, better and occasionally more pantless than ever before. When a super soldier arrives on a murderous mission, Deadpool is forced to think about friendship, family and what it really means to be a hero – all while kicking 50 shades of ass. Because, sometimes, to do the right thing you need to fight dirty.
Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) and Karan Soni (Dopinder) alongside new additions Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable, Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Bedlam, Lewis Tan (Iron Fist) as Shatterstar, Bill Skarsgard (It) as Zeitgeist, Rob Delaney (Catastrophe), Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) as Russell, Jack Kesy (The Strain) as Black Tom Cassidy and Shioli Kutsuna (The Outsider) as Yukio.