To paraphrase lyrics from Will Smith's "Men In Black" theme song, the Helicarrier you think you saw, you did not see.
Aside from directing Deadpool, Tim Miller is the CEO of Blur, a state-of-the-arts visual effects company. And when Miller was asked in a recent interview what Blur specifically worked on in Deadpool, one of the things he mentioned was the climactic fight scene. You know, the one with the Helicarrier. But he doesn't refer to it as that. He calls it a "ship."
"No, it's clearly not the Helicarrier," Miller said with a smirk to Collider. "I just want to say for the record, there's a lot of groups in the Marvel universe who use flying combat platforms. It's not just the Helicarrier. A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) has some. It could have been anything but a S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Because that would be outside of the purview of the Fox/Marvel arrangement."
"I really just wanted to hint at a larger connection to the rest of the Marvel universe," he added.
Listen to Miller's comments in the video below.
Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
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