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How DEADPOOL 2’s Sillier Tone Will Shape Future X-MEN Films

This week’s Oscar nominations came and went without any recognition for Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth. Sure, the cheeky DeadpoolFor Your Consideration” campaign was supposed to be a joke, but we really thought it had a shot in some categories. 20th Century Fox will just have to take consolation from the fact that Deadpool was one of 2016’s biggest blockbusters, and it easily out-performed X-Men: Apocalypse at the box office. We’re pretty sure that the studio noticed that, because today’s Nerdist News is all about Deadpool 2‘s potential impact on the next round of X-Men films!

Join host and former X-Force member, Jessica Chobot, as she looks at the latest word out of Fox regarding the future of Deadpool and the rest of the X-Men franchise. During a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Deadpool 2 screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick confirmed that their corner of the X-Men cinematic universe basically gets to write its own rules. That means the Deadpool movies are a part of that world, but not really beholden to the continuity heavy approach that we’ve seen from the MCU or DC’s Extended Universe.

Naturally, Reese and Wernick touched on the potential X-Force spinoff from Deadpool before blowing our minds with this statement: “the hope is Deadpool 2, and X-Force, and future movies all be this new, consistent, sillier tone…More self-aware tone, and edgier, and Rated-R tone.”

Does that mean that even the non-Deadpool films will take that approach? Logan is already going to be Rated-R, and truthfully, the X-Men movies could really use a shift in tone. We wouldn’t say that Marvel’s mutant heroes should go full farce. But some Rated-R X-Men movies that don’t hold back on the action sounds like a great idea to us! And if the films are actually funny too, that’s a good thing.

What do you want to see from future X-Men movies? Should they follow Deadpool‘s example? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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