Deadpool 2 Director On Deadpool’s Absence During The Marvel Phase 4 Reveal

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Marvel might have made quite a number of exciting announcements during its Hall H panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International, but fans couldn't help but notice that there was barely anything mentioned about the future of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and all of Fox's other mutant heroes during the event. There wasn't even anything about Deadpool 3, a franchise which seemed to have more hope of being left intact compared to the X-Men film series.

Uproxx just recently approached Deadpool 2 director David Leitch to ask about what he thought about the Merc with a Mouth's future in Marvel after the studio's slew of announcements at SDCC, and according to the filmmaker, all fans can really do is wait.

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"I don't [know], honestly," Leitch responded. "And it's not for my lack of trying. And I also want to give – I'm just giving everybody their time."

There'd been a lot of hope that Marvel would clarify its plans for Deadpool during this year's SDCC. Unlike X-Men which needed a hard reboot, Disney promised to keep the Deadpool franchise as is after the Mickey Mouse House completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox and the studio's various film and television assets.

"I know Marvel announced their slate and I think people were like, 'Deadpool's not on it.'" Leitch added. "I would never say never. And I think, obviously, he's such a beloved character and it's such a compelling world people want to go back. And I think they will find a way to do it. But I'm just being patient and let everybody take a breath and see how it works for them in the new Marvel, Disney world. And, hopefully, I'll get the call. And that would be cool."

Right now we're not really sure whether Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) would be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or whether Marvel will let the Merc with a Mouth continue in a universe of his own. Hopefully, we'll get to hear more when the studio heads down to Disney's D23 Expo.

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Marvel's next film, Black Widow, premieres May 1, 2020.

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