David Leitch, director of the upcoming Deadpool 2, says that he wants to see the Merc With a Mouth team up with none other than Captain America.
In an interview with Fandango, he explained that Deadpool’s appeal from his irreverence. “What I like about Deadpool is I think that the more you can put Deadpool in a box, the more he wants to push outside of it,” he explained.
In other words, he’s a wise in constant need of a straight man.
“Who would he pair with? Captain America, that’d be pretty funny. I don’t know. There are definitely some people,” he said, and added that you could randomly pick just about anyone in the Marvel Universe to put Deadpool with and it would be funny.
Deadpool, part of Fox’s X-Men franchise, has recently been sold to Disney, which owns Marvel Studios. The deal is estimated to be finalized by next year, so it is possible that we may see the two share the screen together eventually.
Unfortunately, it likely won’t be the Deadpool whom Leitch is directing alongside the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Chris Evans. The latter has confirmed that he is leaving the MCU after next year’s untitled Avengers film, and if Deadpool were to be brought into the franchise, Disney may well decide to end the current run of movies and recast the part. After all, it would be pretty screwy trying to explain how the already-tricky X-Men and MCU timelines could work together.
That said, a well-written Deadpool is always fun, and even with different actors, he and Captain America would make an interesting team. Maybe Leitch can get a job at Disney and make that happen at some point in the future.