Originally Posted by X-Maniac
One way might be to remove Colossus from the story, remove the references to X-Men Origins: Wolverine and just make it as a standalone.
It is a stand alone. The film requires no knowledge of prior films and erases Barakapool's history. The only reference to Origins is an action figure from the film. And the line "A piece of me died when this came out". It's a movie he saw. Pretty much anyone who hates origins or likes Deadpool would enjoy that. It's an inside joke.
They are completely different characters.
Yeah, Colossus is pretty much the only thing connecting it to the Universe of X-Men. I could easily see Colossus replaced with Domino or Cable. CHaracters who have much more ties to DP. BUt that might again lessen the comedic impact which is why Colossus was chosen. The film's goal is to be funny.
Rather it's the right thing to do or not. Fox said they want an expanded Universe. And trying to fit Deadpool in more with whatever they have set up is probably what they want. Kind of goes with the writers comments about Fox trying to fit it into it's puzzle of X films. No doubt he is much better off in his own films and away from the main series, but we all know how Fox likes to shove characters in these things.