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Marvel And Fox Swapped Characters For Deadpool And Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

When Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 arrives in May, we'll have a Deadpool character to thank.

Marvel has pre-existing agreements with different studios when it comes to certain characters. For example, Spider-Man belongs to Sony, but the company made a special deal with Marvel to allow Tom Holland to introduce the teenage webslinger in Captain America: Civil War.

Meanwhile, Fox owns the rights to a bunch of characters, like those related to Fantastic Four. In an interview with Collider, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said that although Marvel has a solid working relationship with the folks at Fox, business is business, and crossovers like the one arranged with Sony haven't come quite as easily.

But in a recent interview with The PlaylistDeadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed that the competing studios did agree to trade a pair of characters in two of their films. They said they knew they wanted to include Negasonic Teenage Warhead in their flick for Fox almost entirely because of her name. But they also wanted to give her different powers. In the comics, she's psychic, but in Deadpool, she's downright explosive.

To make it all happen, Fox needed the blessing of Marvel, and it just so happened that Marvel wanted a character that belongs to Fox for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

"Kurt Russell ['s Ego the Living Planet] in the new Guardians movie was the character that Fox swapped with Marvel to [change] Negasonic Teenage Warhead's powers," Wernick said.

Considering that Fox likely isn't in a rush to make another Fantastic Four movie after the relative failure of the 2015 flick starring Miles Teller and Kate Mara, the deal seems like a win-win. Of course, we probably shouldn't hold our breath for Fox to allow the X-Men to fight alongside Marvel's Avengers anytime soon.

Meanwhile, Fox is reportedly planning an extensive overhaul of the entire X-Men film franchise. So who knows? Either way, one thing is certain: Deadpool was right when he said Negasonic Teenage Warhead really is the coolest name ever.