5 Ways Fox’s Marvel characters can be brought into the MCU

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Wong (Benedict Wong) and Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018
Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Wong (Benedict Wong) and Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018 /
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Explain why Captain America, Deadpool, and Wolverine have the same origin

Because the characters are so different, it might not be immediately obvious that Captain America, Deadpool and Wolverine all have the same origin story. All three are military men who signed up to be a part of experiments designed to expand the range of human potential. And after the experiment, all three left decided to become costumed adventurers. While that similarity in backgrounds is a coincidence in X-Men and Marvel Cinematic Universes, in the comics its due to the fact the trio were all part of the same clandestine government project.

Referred to as the Weapon Plus Program, the project began with the creation of Captain America. But as MCU fans now, the secrets of the super soldier project that turned Steve Rogers into a superhuman were lost to sabotage. But during the period in which Rogers was on ice, the US government kept working on projects to develop human weapons.

The 10th iteration of the program, called Weapon X, involved bonding an unusual metal to the bones of a fast healing CIA operative called Logan. Unfortunately, things ended in disaster when Logan went on a bloody rampage and killed several researchers. Years later, the Weapon X project was restarted with a new group of subjects, one of which was mercenary Wade Wilson. Although the three men go years before learning the connection between them, the bond over their unique shared experience upon learning the truth.

Although the dark, meta and hard-R style of the Deadpool franchise probably won’t blend well with the optimistic, conventional and PG-13 MCU, there is a canonical link between them. And with the right creative team, it’s easy to imagine a Captain America, Wolverine and Deadpool team up movie making a lot of money.