At long last, the Merc With a Mouth comes mask-to-mask with your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in a fan-made video that seamlessly splices Deadpool together with Captain America: Civil War.
Created by YouTuber Zach Ace and based on an animated GIF by Reddit user riceandnori, the 45-second clip drops Ryan Reynolds’ wisecracking antihero in Civil War‘s climactic airport battle, where he trades quips with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
“What are you doing here?” a puzzled Spidey asks.
Self-aware as ever, Deadpool merely shrugs and says, “I know, right?”
To the dismay of many comics fans, rights issues have thus far kept Deadpool and the Avengers crew in separate cinematic sandboxes. Fox currently holds the rights to Deadpool, along with the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters, while Disney-owned Marvel Studios is home to Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and company.
There is some precedent for inter-studio cooperation, however, as the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming is a co-production between Marvel and Sony.
Reynolds and the Deadpool filmmakers have also expressed hope for future crossovers. “I could definitely imagine doing something with Spider-Man at some point,” Reynolds said in a Twitter Q&A earlier this year.
And producer Simon Kinberg has said he inquired about “visitation rights” to Spider-Man, adding, “I would love to see it.”
Watch the mash-up above.