Ryan Reynolds has uncovered how he once pitched Disney a Deadpool-Bambi crossover film. Keeping with the tradition of the funnies, Reynolds brought his signature contemptuousness to his 2016 surprisingly realistic depiction of the Merc with a Mouth. Deadpool’s profanity, outlandish savagery, and fourth-wall-breaking jokes not just fit Reynolds like a glove but netted $783 million at the overall film industry and became one of the highest-earning R-rated films ever. Its spin-off, the aptly-titled Deadpool 2 (2018), was comparatively fruitful, introduced to X-Force, and asked for a third installment.
In an interview with IGN, Reynolds talked about his initial hybrid pitch to Disney prior to suggesting Deadpool and Korg react to the Free Guy trailer. The thought spun around a short where Deadpool interrogates the hunter who killed Bambi’s mother. Understand what he needed to say underneath:
“I wanted to do a short film of Deadpool interrogating the hunter who killed Bambi’s mother,” said Reynolds. “But the entire gist of it is that Deadpool is actually just a gigantic fan. He’s not interrogating — he just wants to know how he could be the most loathed Disney character in the history of Disney… also, obviously, Disney resembled, ‘indeed, I don’t think that’s always going to occur.'”
While Reynolds’ Deadpool-Bambi pitch is in line with his character and, honestly, amusing, it’s straightforward why Disney wouldn’t want their new anti-legend adulating one of film’s most detestable figures. It certainly isn’t the best way to introduce Deadpool to the MCU. The promotion for Free Guy, notwithstanding, showed that Disney is available to incorporating the Merc with a Mouth in a variety of different ways (ideally). The meta nature of Reynolds’ character could facilitate the implementation of mutants or the retconning of plot openings. Concerning his profanity, it’s not difficult to envision Deadpool being blue-penciled as he inevitably cameos throughout the MCU’s multiverse. That said, Deadpool 3 is set to be the studios’ first R-rated film.