Matthew Vaughn Says ‘Deadpool 3’ Could Be What Saves The MCU

Matthew Vaughn directed Fox’s X-Men: First Class back in 2011, followed a few years later when he produced X-Men: Days of Future Past. He hasn’t been involved with Marvel’s merry mutants since, but he apparently still keeps close tabs on it. And he’s got high expectations for Deadpool 3 and its potential impact on the MCU.

Vaughn, who has Argylle coming up this week, told the BroBible Post Credit Podcast…

“The few snippets that I know about ‘Deadpool vs. Wolverine’ — or ‘Wolverine vs. Deadpool,’ I’m sure that argument between Ryan and Hugh is happening as we speak — are unbelievable.”

He continued, “That’s going to be the jolt… the Marvel universe is about to have a jolt of them, and it’s going to bring that body back to life… I think Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are about to save the whole Marvel universe.”

Vaughn’s time on the X-Men movies is different from everything else he’s ever done, and it’s because he loves the comics and wants to see the movies measure up…

“I’m a genuine fan of the X-Men; all I want is for the movies to be as good as they should be,” he said.

Deadpool 3 hits theaters on July 26th, and is expected to be filled with celebrity cameos and numerous ties to the old Fox Marvel-verse. Will it be enough to get the MCU back on track, though? We’ll just have to wait and see. I’m skeptical that it’ll have that kind of impact.



Travis Hopson
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