Deadpool's Avengers rejection letter is the most Tony Stark thing ever

There was a time Iron Man told Deadpool to bother Professor Xavier instead of trying to become an Avenger.

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Deadpool's Avengers rejection letter is the most Tony Stark thing ever
Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark and Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson


Ryan Reynolds and the team responsible for Deadpool's promotion never miss an opportunity to highlight the quirky but dark sense of humour of the Merc with a Mouth.

On Sunday, when Avengers: Infinity War will post the box office numbers for the first weekend, Reynolds posted a picture of a letter that Deadpool received from none other than Tony Stark aka Iron Man.

The image was captioned, "From a guy who never knows when to quit, I'm glad you guys never did. Congrats #Avengers"

This was a nod from Deadpool to Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As it turns out, when The Avengers (the very first time Earth's mightiest heroes came together to save the planet) released in 2012, Deadpool too had applied to be the part of the supergroup.

But just like a Mean Girls clique, Tony Stark denied that application with a curt response.


Absolutely not.

Go bother Prof. X.



Tony Stark.

In the comic books, Deadpool has been closely associated with X-Men characters. It was only in 2015 that the mercenary was made an official Avenger by none other than Steve Rogers aka Captain America. Deadpool was given full security clearance and an Avengers ID card when Avengers #0 was launched in October 2015.

In the cinematic universe, rights to this character created by Rob Liefeld were held by 20th Century Fox. Therefore we never saw a crossover movie between Deadpool and Avengers, just like we never saw such a collaboration with X-Men characters.

But in December 2017 when it was announced that Disney, the studio that owns Marvel Studios, is acquiring the movie division of Fox, it filled fans of the Marvel comic book fans with joy because many such aforementioned collaborations seemed like a possibility. Reynolds himself was very welcoming of the news.

But turns out, given the complications and the sheer size of the deal it will be 2019 when the acquisitions will be complete. And if we are to go by what Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has been saying on Avengers: Infinity War tour, it will take a couple of years more before these X-Men characters, Fantastic Four can be brought under the same Marvel umbrella.

Until then, let's enjoy Deadpool 2 coming out on May 18.

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