Holy freaking hell. I just realized (in posting this article) that the original X-men movie (not the lame ass First Class spin-offs) is nearly 20 years old…and there was an online X-men reunion with the cast!
I can honestly remember watching the original in cinemas and being blown away at the easter eggs in that movie. Before the MCU was a thing, the X-men movie was already setting the stage for a connected universe with referencing mutants that weren’t even formally acknowledged in the movie…like Jubilee and Shadowcat.
Not only that, but it had a cast that showed that superhero movies could be cool big budget affairs; Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry and of course, Hugh Jackman (who was an unknown at the time).
Almost all of them came back for the X-men reunion vid organized by Global Citizen.
Take a look.
It’s awesome as hell…and it gets even better when Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool himself!) crashes the call. I’m not going to spoil what happens but it’s a damn funny skit with an outcome you probably won’t expect.
I’m not going to lie, the ending had me chuckling at the absurdity of it all and also wishing that Josh Brolin had taken part as well.
It’s also a reminder that there’s really nothing stopping Disney from making a Cable & Deadpool movie with Hugh Jackman reprising his role as Logan. Hell, considering that both Wolverine and Deadpool are Avengers in the comics, what’s stopping Disney from dropping them in the next Avengers movie?!
Nothing that’s what! So Disney…what exactly are you waiting for? You guys have the license to print money like it’s going out of style and you’re not taking it?!