“I just want to say for the record, there’s a lot of groups in the Marvel Universe who use flying combat platforms,” he told Collider. “It’s not just a helicarrier. AIM has some. There’s a lot of groups that do.”
“It could have been anything but a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, because that would be outside the purview of the Fox/Marvel arrangement,” he explained.
“I really just wanted to hint at a larger connection to the Marvel Universe,” he added.
This conflicts with an earlier report, in which concept artist Emmanuel Shiu said that the third act battle in “Deadpool” does indeed take place on a Helicarrier. Helicarriers are the signature floating base of S.H.I.E.L.D. and are prominently featured in Marvel Studios’ films; notably, Fox does not own the film rights to Helicarriers, so Shiu was asked to make this version look as different as possible from the ones in the Marvel movies, and to also make it look like parts of it had been disassembled.