Deadpool and Wolverine are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe! But ... how? Deadpool and Wolverine are in the Fox X-Men Universe. And last we saw Wolverine he was kind of, um, dead. Now he’s alive again and he and Deadpool are headed toward the MCU in Deadpool & Wolverine, opening in theaters this summer.

How did this all happen? And why did it take so long for Deadpool and Wolverine to show up in the MCU in the first place? Why would Marvel give the rights to some of their most lucrative characters to other studios in the first place? In our latest Marvel video, we go through the history of Marvel in the 1990s, when the company was so desperate for cash they sold the movie rights to a bunch of their properties — deals that wound up costing Marvel billions of dollars. And the results of those deals are still being felt — and are now affecting things like Deadpool & Wolverine. 

Watch the video below for the full story...

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If you liked that video on how how Deadpool and Wolverine will show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, check out more of our videos below, including one on how Marvel secretly set up Secret Wars (the title certainly makes sense!) way back in Avengers: Age of Ultron, one on how the X-Men may have been in the MCU in secret for years, and one on how the Fantastic Four may have been the MCU in secret for years. Plus, there’s tons more videos over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe show, Echo, is now available in full on Disney+Deadpool & Wolverine is scheduled to open in theaters on July 26.

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