If there is going to be a team-up fans will want to see, it’s going to be this one.
Spider-Man is set to swing back into action in Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Early reception around Tom Holland’s performance indicates that he and the web-slinger will soon be very in demand. The young actor’s stellar performance as Spidey in all of his wise-cracking glory will immediately bring to mind the possibilities of who he could interact with.
Namely his biggest team-up buddy.
During the press day for Fox’s Deadpool Blu-ray release, director Tim Miller and producer Simon Kinberg talked about possibly getting Spider-Man to meet his biggest fan: Deadpool. Miller shared, “Simon and I have been trying to build bridges.”
With all of the deals that have recently started happening, we asked if they could get visitation rights to Sony‘s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Kinberg laughed, “I would love to see it. Both of us are close with [Marvel’s] Kevin [Feige], we respect and love Kevin. If it were even remotely possible, we will find a way ’cause we’d would love to see it.”
If any guy could vouch this working, it’s Kinberg, who’s produced for both Fox (X-Men) and Disney (Star Wars Rebels). He’s the one who got Fox to take a chance on the long-gestating Deadpool film, which finally paid off and it’s now the highest-grossing R-rated movie. However, at this point in time, Kinberg officially states, “I just don’t know if it would be possible.”
So if the buddy comedy superhero genre starts with Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, which puts Thor and Hulk on a road-trip through the galaxy, then “When Deadpool met Spider-Man” could follow at some point, right? The relationship between Deadpool and Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s most popular. Their comic arcs together are a huge hit with fans. Go on Tumblr and in most Deadpool tag threads, you’ll find Pool crushing hard over Spidey while they take out bad guys with their signature snark. Their on-screen counterparts Ryan Reynolds and Tom Holland are perfectly cast for their smart-aleck antics. And if Deadpool’s affections get toned down for the films, Reynolds could at least crack a jailbait joke for Holland’s high school Spidey.
After Sony struck a deal with Disney to share him in Civil War, the studio is poised to see quite the return and will ideally be willing to loan him out more often. Miller lit up at the possibilities they’re entertaining, including the stuff they’re keeping hush for Deadpool 2. “My favorite comic books in the old days used to be like DC vs. Marvel, Teen Titans vs. the X-Men or Teen Titans vs. New Mutants. Justice League vs. the Avengers. This could be something like that,” he added optimistically.
With the Deadpool team being open to the concept and Sony willing to share custody of Peter Parker, we could very well see a future where Wolverine has to deal with both of their sass, or maybe more characters. Kingberg even told CraveOnline they are open to the idea of crossing over the X-Men franchise with Marvel’s The Avengers as well!