As X-Men gears up to return in 2016 with a Deadpool solo film and the third leg in their newest series, it seems like there could a host of mutant activity on the way. But will the first film be an avenue to bring back some side characters from the original series in order to bridge the franchises?

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On Twitter last week, Daniel Cudmore, who played Colossus in the original series and Days of Future Past, teased the idea of joining Deadpool when a fan asked about his possible involved ment. When asked if he wanted to be a part of it, Cudmore replied with "does a bear s#%t in the woods?"

What Cudmore is saying is that he probably hasn't been approached by producers to do so and isn't going to screw that up by making a comment that may put that in jeopardy. Long story short, he would love to do the movie.

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How would that work? Well, with Deadpool joining Wolverine as one of the only X-Men universe characters to get a spin-off prior to Channing Tatum's Gambit, it would seem like a prime opportunity to link the franchises with some small roles for a few characters from either the original trilogy or new one.

Colossus is a small enough character that placing him somewhere in the film would work and maybe a few other characters such as Iceman, Blink, Bishop, or Rogue could work as well. All of the characters are important, but don't carry the weight of involving them as Magneto, Wolverine, or Professor Xavier would.

As for Wolverine in the movie, it seems like a possibility that Deadpool could join him in his next solo outing so a team-up is still out there.