LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) — Deadpool producer Simon Kinberg and director Tim Miller are open to letting their wisecracking mercenary crossover with Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man.
“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 said at an event Thursday alongside Miler promoting Deadpool’s upcoming home entertainment release.
Kinberg was referencing Marvel’s deal with Sony which has allowed the iconic web slinger to appear in the Marvel cinematic universe for the first time in Captain America: Civil War. Currently, Fox owns the rights to all X-Men characters including Deadpool which has kept them away from other Marvel film properties.
“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 would love to see it,” he continued.
On Tuesday the filmmaking duo shared similar sentiments about the X-men one day meeting the Avengers on film. “I would love to, someday, in part heal the rift between the world of X-Men and the world of Avengers,” Miller said of the possibility, hinting at the reportedly strained relationship between Fox and Marvel due to Fox’s treatment of both the X-Men and their other superhero property, the Fantastic Four.
“There’s so much crossover in the comics, it would be neat to one day see those characters share a movie. It would be fun to all team-up one day, somehow, together if that could work,” Kinberg added.
Deadpool arrives on home video May 10 while pre-production on its sequel is underway with star Ryan Reynolds officially completing negotiations to reprise his role as the titular character.