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Geeks hoping to see more of Deadpool will be very intrigued by “X-Men: Days of Future Past” writer and producer Simon Kinberg’s plans for the mercenary. The news that Marvel is planning to release a solo “Deadpool” movie in 2016 was enough to get us super excited, but now we can also expect the anti-hero to join the “X-Men” franchise. Ryan Reynolds Is expected to reprise his role as the titular character, and we have seen multiple reports suggesting that we can forget about Deadpool’s introduction in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”.

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'Deadpool' Expected to Join 'X-Men' Universe

‘Deadpool’ Expected to Join ‘X-Men’ Universe

Kinberg told ComicBook.com:

“There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the X-Men universe now, and Deadpool obviously fits into that,”

“So yeah, I guess I would say it’s part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel’s done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox.”

This is a very exciting and expected development for one of the characters in the MCU that has been overdue for some well deserved screen time. Deadpool’s solo flick will be followed by “X-Men: Apocalypse” on May 27, 2016, “Wolverine 3″ on March 3, 2017, and an untitled X-Men film on July 13, 2018.