Before Deadpool had even hit theaters worldwide, 20th Century Fox already knew they had a hit on their hands and had greenlit another film for the merc with a mouth. Today at CinemaCon, the studio released some official details of what is being referred to now as Deadpool 2
The most important and most praiseworthy piece of information is that the creative team from the original film will be kept intact with director Tim Miller and both screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, all returning to work on the sequel. Obviously Ryan Reynolds wouldn’t let anyone take the titular role from his cold, dead hands and I don’t think anyone would even want to at this point with his performance proving to one and all that he was truly made to play Wade Wilson (as we pointed out in our spoiler-free review of the film).
There has been mass speculation on what the sequel will contain for storyline and, naturally, Cable’s name has come up time and time again. In an interview with HitFix, Reese and Wernick said this:
…There’s a lot of fun in that he’s very serious and he does take on more serious weighty issues than Deadpool’s used to taking on, so I think there’s a juxtaposition there that can be fun. We had a lot of fun with Colossus in the first movie, just by virtue of him being a foil to Deadpool, being a goody two-shoes and a straight shooter and Deadpool being irreverent. And I think Cable offers us the opportunity to provide another really cool, different foil for Deadpool.
To say Deadpool was successful might be a bit of an understatement evidenced by its not-so-moderate $132 million opening weekend along with a paltry $359 million domestic earnings putting which nestles Deadpool neatly between The Passion of the Christ and American Sniper as the second highest domestic grossing R rated film of all time. How fitting.
The screenwriters, Reese and Wernick, recognize that the success of the original film had less to do with budget and more to do with the heart of the film, as they spoke today at the CinemaCon panel.
We don’t want to make a $200 million epic superhero Deadpool movie. We want to make the $50 million Deadpool sequel. And I think people tapped into this being a character piece, you know? This was a movie about a broken character, a broken guy who’s just trying to make his way in the world, and I think we’re gonna continue that moving forward.
No release date has been set for Deadpool 2 but 20th Century Fox has three Untitled Fox / Marvel Films listed on BoxOfficeMojo.com – 10/6/17, 1/12/18, and 7/13/18. Hopefully with the success of the original we’ll get to see the sequel sooner rather than later.[button link=”http://geeknation.com/deadpool-2-moving-ahead-with-the-entire-original-creative-team-writers-talk-about-cable-the-films-budget/” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Geek Nation[/button]