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Could Deadpool Appear in an X-Men Film? Director Bryan Singer Talks

Will Deadpool ever appear in an X-Men film?

The hit R-rated Deadpool film is altogether a different animal than the X-Men trilogy.

But X-Men director Bryan Singer has not ruled out an appearance by the Merc with a Mouth in his films. They way to do it, he says, is carefully.

Speaking to Variety, the director said: “If you take a character as irreverent and meta as Deadpool and connect him to something as grounded and serious as X-Men, you have to do it carefully and gently. When you drop them all in together it can be a disaster. That has to be done delicately, but there’s plenty of room to do it.”

Singer says he’s ‘never saying never’ to doing another X-Men film. “When you spend nearly two decades in a universe, to simply say, ‘I’m done,’ or, ‘I’m going to abandon it,’ just wouldn’t make sense to me. I’m very connected to this universe and a lot of these actors, and also the characters, whomever plays them.”

The latest X-Men outing, X-Men: Apocalypse, is in theaters on May 27, 2016.


Worshiped as a god since the dawn of civilization, the immortal Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) becomes the first and most powerful mutant. Awakening after thousands of years, he recruits the disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and other mutants to create a new world order. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Professor X (James McAvoy) and Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) lead a team of young X-Men to stop their seemingly invincible nemesis from destroying mankind.