There are a lot of variables involved with the potential acquisition of Fox's assets by Disney, and perhaps the hottest topic among comic book fans is how the X-Men, Deadpool and Fantastic Four film properties will be affected by the deal. While many people have expressed their opinions, actor Ryan Reynolds believes Deadpool and X-Force will be unscathed by any such agreement.
Speaking with Collider, the Deadpool star discussed the future of the planned X-Force spinoff, saying, "Maybe I’m naïve — but it’s business as usual at Fox. I also like to think, and again I don’t know anything, I’m not an executive over there, but I like to think that the acquisition of Fox, by whether be it Comcast, Disney or MySpace, for fuck’s sakes, I like to think that whoever buys Fox is buying it to keep intact, and to allow it to be its own entity."
"I mean, it’s a valuable asset, it’s under a totally different set of rules and leadership," he continued. "So, I don’t know, I would assume that it’s just gonna be business as usual, but fuck if I know."
The actor also explained that he thinks his character works interestingly in a dynamic that's beyond him operating by himself. "I see it being a real ensemble on a lot of levels just because I think it’s interesting for Deadpool to kinda function in the way he does in his own universe," he said. "You always get to sort of find some way to position him as the underdog or take everything away from him, but for him to function in an ensemble [in X-Force] is a lot of fun."
Either way, there's still a lengthy period before anything can happen in terms of the integration of the characters that Fox now control into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Both studios appear to be operating as usual, with countless movies in the pipeline.
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable and Julian Dennison as Russell. The film opens Friday nationwide.