Out of all the potential crossovers fans have come up with over the years, this might be the most outlandish - but according to Shawn Levy, it is "on the table."
While chatting to Variety on the Emmys red carpet last night, the Stranger Things executive producer/director spoke about his work on the mega-popular Netflix series and the possibility of developing a “Stranger Things Cinematic Universe."
“Yes, we are building out the STCU, and now that I’m spending time with Kevin Feige, I’m learning a lot about how to manage a universe,” said Levy. “So I’m taking those skills and applying them to the STCU.”
Right now, the "STCU" encompasses the main series, a planned spinoff show and a stage play, but it sounds like Levy has given some thought to taking things in a far more unexpected direction.
"Funnily enough, Ryan [Reynolds and I were trying to figure out how in the world could we do a Deadpool-Stranger Things crossover,” he added. "We haven’t cracked it yet, but it’s on the table.”
Levy could well be joking around here, but with the Merc With a Mouth soon set to reality-hop into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who's to say he couldn't wind up in Hawkins, Indiana at some point? It's probably never going to happen, of course, but stranger things have been known to happen (we we never letting that one pass).
UPDATE: Levy was indeed joking around here.
Very little has been revealed the first R-rated Marvel Studios project, and Kevin Feige wasn't about to divulge any significant details during a recent interview with THR - though he did make some interesting comparisons to earlier MCU threequels.
Feige "noted the studio historically takes big swings with part threes. 'How do we elevate it in the way we’ve been able to with Civil War, and Infinity War and Ragnarok? 'It’s very fun to be in the world of the Ryan Reynolds show.'”
This obviously doesn't tell us a whole lot, but it certainly sounds like Feige and co. are planning something big for The Merc With a Mouth's MCU debut.
Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick previously gave fans a slightly better idea of what to expect from the plot when they described the film as a "fish-out-of-water story" that will "drop a lunatic into a very sane world." They also suggested that the powers that be have been very "hands off," and nothing is off limits for ol' Deadpool to "poke fun at."
Wade finding himself dropped straight into the midst of the MCU via some kind of Multiverse displacement seems like the safest bet, but exactly how that goes down and which other characters are involved remains to be seen.
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