Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds butted in on an X-Men Zoom reunion in character, doing what the comic book antihero does best—make everyone uncomfortable.
Stars of the X-Men film franchise went on a live stream for charity, as a prelude for the Global Goal: Unite For Our Future concert held on June 27th. The powerhouse Zoom reunion was hijacked by the newest hero to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds.
Deadpool crashes the X-Men Livestream reunion
The live video began with the X-Men: Origins cast Halle Berry (Storm), Sir Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Franke Janssen (Jean Grey), and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) who reminisced as they celebrated X-Men’s 20th anniversary.
Hilarity ensued as the stars went at Reynolds for crashing their online session. Sophie Turner (Jean Grey) joked about mistakenly thinking that she attended a Game of Thrones reunion, and skipped the call shortly after.
Split star James McAvoy—who portrayed the younger version of Professor X—playfully chimed in as well about reuniting with his Split alter egos. For the benefit of those who haven’t seen the movie, it portrays the life of a person suffering from dissociative identity disorder and has 24 different personas.
— io9 (@io9) June 29, 2020
Global Goal: Unite For Our Future
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosted the new coronavirus relief event which featured performances from the top artists in the entertainment industry, two months after Lady Gaga’s One World: Together From Home concert.
The Global Goal: Unite For Our Future concert was in partnership with Global Citizen and the European Commission, and “aims to help ensure that all communities –– especially people of color and those living in extreme poverty –– receive tests, vaccines, and treatments against COVID-19,” as stated by Global Citizen.
It’s time to fight for the world we need.
I’m hosting @Glblctzn’s GLOBAL GOAL UNITE FOR OUR FUTURE. A concert premiering on JUNE 27th that will shine a light on the work we can do to create a healthier future for everyone, everywhere. https://t.co/pE7Oa7F1dq#GlobalGoalUnite pic.twitter.com/g27dWiRRn7
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 22, 2020
Deadpool—the new MCU (anti)hero
When news of the recent Fox and Disney merger made its rounds on the internet, it also roused speculations about how Deadpool would make his way into the family-friendly Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It will be interesting to see how MCU pulls off this maneuver, considering Deadpool’s consistent R-rating.
R (Restricted) means no one under the age of 17 is admitted without an accompanying parent or guardian, due to strong language, violence, substance abuse, and nudity. This somehow goes against every MCU film released so far.
Another curious aspect would be Deadpool’s character, which is a far cry from any conventional superhero’s disposition.
— Inside the Magic (@InsideTheMagic) December 31, 2019
Disney executives have their work cut out for them, as they’ll need to find a way to take an antihero and insert him into a narrative filled with goody-two-shoes protagonists.
Featured image courtesy of 20th Century Fox