Well, it’s official.
After receiving the greenlight to be made just a few weeks prior to its February release earlier this year, Twentieth Century Fox has officially confirmed some exciting news details about Deadpool 2 today at their CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, though for those of you hoping for an official release date, you might be left a little disappointed.
The studio did however confirm that the sequel will be bringing back the entirety of the original film’s creative team, with director Tim Miller back at the helm, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick returning, and Ryan Reynolds set to reprise his role as Wade Wilson, the beloved Merc with a Mouth.
In addition to those exciting confirmations as well, Reese and Wernick recently teased what fans can expect from the sequel (via HitFix), and what the onscreen dynamic between Wade Wilson and the currently uncast Cable will be like:
“…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.”
There was already talk of Cable appearing in the sequel before the first film had even come out, so his inclusion in the film didn’t come as that much of a shock to anyone, and the dynamic they have in the comics is so iconic and fun, that it’d be strange to not see them onscreen together at the same time in this franchise. Plus, he might not be the only X-Force member appearing in the film.
Following the film’s box office success though, Wernick and Reese were quick to reiterate that the sequel will still have a relatively small budget:
“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.”
And no, just because it’s the sequel does not mean the stakes will be raised and the scope of destruction will increase either:
“I think it goes against who the character is. You know, Deadpool wants to save himself, he doesn’t want to save the world. You know, he’s not lifting cities up or fighting alien invasions.”
I think what made Deadpool such a critical and financial success was how true it was to the character as a whole, and a lot of that credit has to go to Reese and Wernick’s script as well, and with these comments, they just continue to exhibit a clear love and understanding of the character. No, Deadpool does not need to fight off an alien invasion. Though, I wouldn’t mind seeing that either.
While the film’s release date remains unknown for the time being, Fox does have three Marvel film release dates set for October 6, 2017, January 12, 2018, and July 13, 2018, and you can almost guarantee at this point that Deadpool 2 will be one of those films. For right now though, we’ll just have to be okay with not knowing which one for sure.
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