Like every network, FOX has had more than a few cult favorite shows that never made it past one season. That hasn't stopped many from petitioning the network to bring the beloved Joss Whedon penned Firefly back for one more go, and the studio may have dropped a hint about their future plans in the Deadpool short that aired in front of Logan.
The short has now been released online for all to view, which features Ryan Reynold's merc with a mouth attempting to save a man from being mugged. He heads to a nearby phone booth to change into costume, and after what seems like an eternity finally emerges to help save the citizen.
When he exits the booth at about the 2:10 mark, you can ee a storefront behind him littered with Firefly posters. As he runs towards the camera (at about the 2:15 mark) he reveals another Firefly poster on the store's door. You can view the images in the gallery.
While FOX has made no announcements about a possible relaunch of the show, they're also very aware of the fan appreciation for the show. Ironically a former Firefly cast member, Morena Baccarin (Inara Serra), starred in Deadpool as Wade's girlfriend Vanessa. The cast has always been appreciative of their fans, which also features names like Nathan Fillion (Captain Malcolm Reynolds), Gina Torres (Zoe Washburne), Alan Tudyk (Hoban Washburne), Adam Baldwin (Jayne Cobb), Jewel Staite 9Kaylee Frye), Sean Maher (Dr. Simon Tam), Summer Glau (River Tam), and Ron Glass (Shepherd Book).
You can watch the full Deadpool short here, which is also running ahead of Logan in theaters.
Logan takes place in the year 2029, where mutant births have become extremely rare. The defenders of mutant kind, the X-Men, are long gone, and the only remains of them are an old and struggling Charles Xavier and a weary Logan. Logan's vaunted healing factor has slowed, and at times doesn't seem to work at all. When a young mutant needs his help, Logan has to unsheathe his claws once more. His job isn't over yet.
Logan stars Hugh Jackman (Logan), Boyd Holbrook (Donald Pierce), Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier), Dafne Keen (Laura Kinney/X-23), Doris Morgado (Maria), Stephen Merchant (Caliban), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Gabriela), and Richard E. Grant (Dr. Zander Rice). James Mangold is directing and helped on the screenplay along with Scott Frank and Michael Green.
Logan is in theaters now.
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