Ryan Reynolds’ Wild Idea: Pitching Disney on a Deadpool and Bambi Crossover Film


Ryan Reynolds, known for his witty and offbeat humor as Deadpool, once pitched a crossover idea involving the infamous anti-hero and the beloved Disney classic, Bambi. In an interview with IGN in 2021, Reynolds revealed his concept for a short film where Deadpool interrogates the hunter responsible for shooting Bambi’s mother.

The idea behind the proposed crossover was to portray Deadpool as an unexpected fan of the despicable character who caused one of the most traumatic moments in Disney history. Rather than a serious interrogation, Deadpool’s approach was to express his admiration and curiosity about how the hunter became the most loathed Disney character.

However, Disney ultimately declined the idea, which Reynolds humorously expressed by saying, “Disney was like, ‘well, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen.'”


While such a crossover could have been an offbeat and unconventional way to introduce Deadpool into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s understandable why Disney might have hesitated. Deadpool’s irreverent and often mature humor might not align with the family-friendly image associated with Disney and its classic characters like Bambi.