Stranger Things Producer Considered a Deadpool Crossover

Disney transformed the Marvel Cinematic Universe into one of the most successful media companies in history, and every studio under the sun has been trying to jump on the mega-franchise bandwagon ever since. Netflix has been a bit more transparent than some of its competitors in terms of its desire to have a cinematic universe of its own, with a bunch of projects based on the witcher in production, threats of a “gray man cinematic universe” looming, and teases that stranger things could get spinoffs galore.

Fortunately, stranger things creators Matt and Ross Duffer have so far mostly focused on the original show. We know that a stranger things spinoffs are in development, but won’t happen until after the parent show ends and will be “very different” from that series.

pa0364_comp_v3014.1021 – Ryan Reynolds portrays Deadpool in Twentieth Century Fox’s DEADPOOL 2. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.

Shawn Levy says a stranger things/dead Pool the crossover is “on the table”

That said, Netflix and the producers behind the show are obviously thinking longer term about how to create a lasting franchise out of Foreign Things. And why wouldn’t they, when it’s become so universally popular and widely watched?

“Yes, we’re building the STCU, and now that I’m spending time with [chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment] Kevin Feige, I’m learning a lot about how to run a universe,” stranger things producer Shawn Levy said Variety at the Emmys the other night. “So I take those skills and apply them to the STCU.”

Levy has worked on a ton of projects over the years, including a slew of films with Ryan Reynolds, including free guy and The Adam Project. He was also asked to direct the third dead Pool movie, which will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Variety asked Levy if a Deadpool/Stranger Things crossover could be in the future, a prospect that sent a shiver of horror down my spine.

“Pretty amusing, [Deadpool star] Ryan [Reynolds] and I was trying to figure out how the hell could we make a Deadpool – Stranger Things crossover,” Levy said. “We haven’t cracked it yet, but it’s on the table.”

Given the Merc with a Mouth’s nature as a superhero who constantly breaks the fourth wall, this sort of absolutely crazy proposition might work…maybe. But I for one hope Levy is joking here. He and Reynolds make funny movies together, after all. He can’t be serious about it, can he? …Right?

stranger things Season 5 is currently in production. No release date has yet been announced.

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