“He makes everything more interesting”: Deadpool & Wolverine Director Shawn Levy Can Start a Franchise Where Deadpool Just Teams up With Other Avengers in Each Movie

Deadpool & Wolverine has two characters front and center, but Deadpool has had many memorable partnerships that can spawn a franchise of their own.

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Deadpool & Wolverine is a remarkably important film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only is this the first feature-length venture for mutants in the MCU, but it is also the first outing for the franchise after the disastrous one that it had in 2023. The director of the film, Shawn Levy, who is a frequent collaborator of Ryan Reynolds, has expressed his interest in making a Deadpool film with Spider-Man in the same as Deadpool & Wolverine.

A shot of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine from Deadpool & Wolverine trailer | Marvel Entertainment

Deadpool’s entry into the MCU brings its own set of opportunities for great stories, given that the character just works so well in a multitude of settings. If Marvel felt inclined to make a Deadpool and Spider-Man film, the studio could also create another franchise under the MCU, one that could use Deadpool in multiversal or time travel films, with a companion who would gel well with the character.

Deadpool could gel with a slew of characters

Screengrab of Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home | Sony Entertainment

Spider-Man and Deadpool would be a great team-up for Shawn Levy to work with, but other characters could have Deadpool feature in a film with them as well. Shawn Levy himself, in the latest issue of Total Film, talked about how the character brings his unique charm and narrative abilities to any story he is inserted in. He said:

The thing about Deadpool is I think he makes everything more interesting because of his audacity. But, boy, I’d sure love to see Deadpool and Spidey. That’s a movie I’d love to make. I feel like Tom Holland would run circles around everyone else.

While a Spider-Man and Deadpool film might have to be a distinct film from the new Spider-Man film that Marvel wants to make, this could apply to other characters like Colossus, Captain America, and Daredevil, all of whom would be perfect for an adventure with the character, on a smaller scale, or as another multiversal film.

Deadpool & Wolverine is all set to be the cinematic event of 2024

A still from Deadpool & Wolverine || Marvel Studios

Deadpool & Wolverine may be Marvel’s only offering for 2024, but the hype around the film has already managed to attract the kind of attention that Marvel films have had a reputation for. With a projected box office collection of at least 200 million on the opening weekend, if not more, Deadpool & Wolverine is set to become one of the most successful films of 2024, with the possibility of doing better than all of Marvel’s 2023 offerings combined.

The film already has a slew of positive press around it, which makes it very attractive to superhero fans across the board, which was a luxury that The Marvels did not have. While Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 grossed a good amount, it was expected that the film would bring in more than what it did.

Deadpool & Wolverine is Marvel’s one hope at winning back fans, but it will not be enough to have people consistently coming back to theatres for MCU films. That road is a long one and will require multiple hits from the studio to cultivate again.

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