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Disney Rejected Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool/Bambi Crossover Pitch Because It Was Too Dark

Disney Rejected Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool/Bambi Crossover Pitch Because It Was Too Dark

We were robbed, dammit

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

The true beauty of Deadpool - both as a character and a franchise - is that he can pretty much go anywhere and do anything. The merc with a mouth treats the fourth wall the same way Link from The Legend Of Zelda treats pots and jars, which is to say there are near-constant breakages of both.

Deadpool's ability to fit in anywhere is his biggest advantage. It's why Ryan Reynolds is able to bring his version of the character from the Fox X-Men universe into the Marvel Cinematic Universe without anyone batting an eyelid. I guarantee if we were to see Hugh Jackman's Wolverine or Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man, there'd need to be some big plot explanation involving the multiverse. Deadpool? That guy can just slip on in.

Take a look at Deadpool's first official MCU crossover below!

With that in mind, it's not hugely surprising that Reynolds himself once pitched a Deadpool/Bambi crossover to Disney. In an interview with IGN, Reynolds revealed that there were a few conversations about potential crossovers before they landed on the Deadpool and Korg Free Guy trailer you see above.

One of those ideas was a short film in which Deadpool meets the hunter who killed Bambi's mother - one of the most heartbreaking sequences in animated history - and proceeds to fangirl over him.

"I wanted to do a short film of Deadpool interrogating the hunter who killed Bambi's mom," Reynolds explained "But the whole gist of it is that Deadpool is actually just a huge fan. He's not interrogating - he just wants to know how he could be the most loathed Disney character in the history of Disney... and of course, Disney was like, 'well, I don't think that's ever going to happen.'

"Then we came back to them. We wrote the Deadpool-Korg piece... and we sent it to them, and they said, 'yes!'. So, my next call was to Taika [Waititi, who plays Korg] and Taika was in. He's also in Free Guy so it wasn't that hard... Taika's an actual genius so I was thrilled to collaborate with him as this kind of character."

Personally, I feel we were robbed of a Deadpool/Bambi crossover. Still, the Korg thing was a good laugh too - and hopefully a sign of more Deadpool MCU action to come.

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Topics: GAMING, Disney, News

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