Proving that in addition to being successful and talented screenwriters they are also edge bad @#$es who believe that rules were made to be broken, maaan, Deadpool's Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick gave an interview to The Hollywood Reporter where they both boasted of previous rule breaking and expressed plans to break more rules in the future.
Asked about where Deadpool fits in Fox's X-Men cinematic universe, Wernick said:
What's nice is Deadpool exists in his own universe. He's part of the larger X-Men universe, but in a way he isn't. He interacts with that world but he is in the present. We don't deal with the '60s or the '70s or the future. It's here and now. More than anything, I think he's going to have his fun with what they do in the other franchise. But fortunately, we don't have to play by those same rules. Deadpool is a movie that did break all the rules. And I think we're going to continue to break those rules. That involves knowing that he's in a movie, talking to the audience, breaking that fourth wall, a characteristic that they established so brilliantly in the comics way back when. So yeah, I do think that timelines are something that we can make fun of and don't have to be slave to.
Like the trendsetting rebels they are, Rheese and Wernick are also acting as bad influences on those around them, encouraging Fox to break rules with other movies in the X-Universe. On this, Rheese said:
I think what we stumbled into was a new tone, and I haven't seen Logan, so it's tough to say if they have it, but I think we hope to have our own universe that is defined less by characters and timelines and things like that and more by tone. The hope is Deadpool 2 and X-Force and future movies all be this new, consistent, sillier tone. More self-aware tone. And edgier and rated-R tone. We want to be establishing the universe but also focusing on each individual movie and not worrying too much about building a larger threat to the world or a larger plot machination.
Deadpool 2 is striving to get back on track breaking rules and being edgy and R-rated with new director David Leitch, after Tim Miller departed the production last year over creative differences, which is, like, as edgy and rulebreaking as you can possibly get. Deadpool 2 is set for a 2018 release date, but honestly, these guys might release it whenever the hell they feel like it.