Ok, so apparently with the success of Deadpool, the studios DID in fact have enough money to do #2…but was there ever really any doubt? You’re still here? It’s over. Go home! Oh, you’re expecting a teaser for Deadpool 2. Well, we don’t have that kind of money. What are you expecting? Sam Jackson showing up in an eyepatch and a saucy little leather number? We’re excited.
“I think Deadpool 2 will comment on anything that’s happening in movies today especially in superhero movies,” producer Simon Kinberg told Slash Film. “The sort of glut or saturation of these movies and the proliferation of sequels is definitely something we’ll play around with.”
Even as recently as 2015, the idea that Deadpool 2 would be one of the most hotly-anticipated in the mighty raft of upcoming superhero movies was unlikely to say the least. Therefore, Deadpool 2 is on the fast track for a release. The first film was in the works for over a decade, but its follow-up is moving very quickly. We are confident this fast track won’t affect the movie’s quality. We should be in good hands with writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick returning on Deadpool 2.
However, not all of the core creative team will make it back for round two. Although director Tim Miller was unofficially on board when the Deadpool sequel was announced, he has departed after differing with Reynolds on the direction of the film. David Leitch has stepped up to work on Deadpool 2.
But here we are. After the phenomenal success of the Ryan Reynolds-starring Fox film, which became the most successful l in the X-Men franchise on a modest $58 million budget, the world is ready for more R-rated, hyperactive action comedy, Marvel-style.
The film is expected to begin shooting in early 2017 (if not before). Fox’s X-Men franchise leader Simon Kinberg has said that Deadpool 2 should be out in 2018, although the exact date is up for debate. When it does release, “Have fun at your midnight showing…”
Deadpool 2 Cast and Production Team
Director: David Leitch
Ryan Reynolds – Wade/Deadpool
Zazie Beetz – Domino
Brianna Hildebrand – Negasonic Teenage Warhead
T. J. Miller – Weasel
Karan Soni – Dopinder
Stefan Kapicic – Colossus