Deadpool Director Tim Miller worked out an amazing story with a budget of just $58 Million. Back then, Deadpool became the highest-grossing R-Rated movie. Then Miller had to part ways from Deadpool 2 as his creative vision was very different from Ryan Reynolds’ vision. Apparently, we got to see the story that Reynolds & writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wanted to tell. But we never got to know the original plan that director Tim Miller had for Deadpool 2. Apparently it would have involved the Fantastic Four as well!
Tim Miller seems to have brought life to Terminator: Dark Fate in the most amazing way possible. And upon the press tour of Dark Fate, he took part in The Playlist’s The Fourth Wall podcast. Here Miller revealed key details about the original story of Deadpool 2. On the contrary to Josh Brolin’s shorter version of Cable, Tim Miller always wanted “a [comic accurate] Cable who was 6 feet, 7 inches.” Apart from this, he wanted to really explore the arc of Morena Baccarin’s Vanessa as the mutant Copycat. Her death and everything that we saw wasn’t a part of what Miller intended, but he did want a deeper exploration of the love story between herself and Wade.
Miller “fought hard to have that in there”, as even before he was about to exit, he insisted on keeping Vanessa’s transformation into Copycat. But that wasn’t the case ultimately as we all are aware. The one aspect of his story that comes as a major surprise is that he actually got the permission to use the iconic Fantastic Four member Ben Grimm aka The Thing in the final battle of the movie. Apparently instead of Colossus, Miller had “The Thing throwing down with Juggernaut” in the film’s climactic action set-piece.
Well, all of this does sound pretty exciting. As much as we would have loved to see The Thing in action, we can’t wrap our heads around how the story would have worked out. The Fantastic Four have never been introduced to be a part of the same Universe as the X-Men, so the sudden entry of The Thing would have felt kinda odd. It does make more sense for Colossus to have a go during the final fight because he himself is a great character of this franchise.
Although, we’d definitely like to see more from Morena Baccarin’s Vanessa. Her transformation to Copycat is what might happen in Deadpool 3. But given that Deadpool would get an MCU angle for Deadpool 3, things are going to change drastically under the leadership of Kevin Feige. It’s not even clear if Marvel will completely reboot things keeping Reynolds intact, or will they somehow tie Deadpool 3 to the MCU.
One thing we do know for sure is that Reynolds recently met with Marvel Studios. Dp 2 writers are also in to work on the story of the third film as they are just waiting for Feige’s call. Paul Wernick said:
“Kevin Feige has so much on his plate and he is the master of the universe. When Kevin says it’s time, it’ll be time. That may be a year from now, it may be six months from now, it may be three years from now. He doesn’t make a wrong move so whatever decision he makes will be the right one. Again, we’re ready to snap to it whenever Ryan gives us that call and says ‘Let’s go.’ And that’s also about finding the right idea and how that fits into the larger MCU universe. It’s a little more complicated than when we were at Fox, but we’re happy to be part of the MCU now and whatever Kevin says, we do.”
Well, a Deadpool and Fantastic Four crossover could not happen under Fox, but it could definitely happen at Marvel Studios. Let’s see how things out. An MCU related Deadpool movie is rumored to be scheduled for a 2022 release.