Deadpool has been one of the most underrated characters in the Marvel Comics universe, but ever since the Deadpool movie released, starring Ryan Reynolds, the quirky “superhero” has become the star of the internet. Now, everyone wants to have a piece of this weird and extremely humorous Marvel character.
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Deadpool has already broken blockbuster records, opening this weekend at the box office with $135 million sales, USA Today reports. Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool has become the newest and biggest R-rated opening, beating The Matrix Reloaded, which opened with $91.8 million in 2003, and became the biggest February weekend and President’s Day holiday weekend blockbuster, even beating Fifty Shades of Grey’s $85.2 million last year. After Ryan Reynolds’ flop as Green Lantern in 2011, he has come back stronger, badder, more inappropriate, but tons successful as Deadpool. Now, everyone wants to know what’s next for this bad boy superhero.
Good news to Deadpool fans, the merc with a mouth is coming back for a sequel, the Hollywood Reporter confirms. According to the report, Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have already rolled up their sleeves and are neck deep in writing the script for the follow-up. Deadpool director Tim Miller has yet to be confirmed for the sequel, but Fox, apparently, is obstinate about keeping the creative team intact (which is not surprising, due to the success of the movie).
So, what are we expecting in the Deadpool sequel? Well, one, Ryan Reynolds, of course. He’ll have to give up Green Lantern entirely to become the face (or rather, more of the voice, since his face would rarely come up on the screen anymore) of Deadpool. We are hoping more X-Men characters join in on the fun, too, but as Deadpool dropped in the movie, hopefully the studio is given a bigger budget to afford the more expensive X-Men cameos. Reynolds did hint, too, at a Deadpool junket with Filmstarts that the studio wanted to focus on bringing in the X-Force for the Deadpool sequel.
“There’s so much material to mine in just the X-Men universe … In the future, if we’re doing a bunch more Deadpool movies, we’re really going to explore the X-Men a lot. We’ll see. And maybe X-Force — X-Force is my priority. I really want to get that in.”
The X-Force is a group that could be held in parallel with the famous X-Men, only more vicious and militant in their approach of things. The badder and more aggressive mutants are here in the X-Force, with Marvel character Cable as their Professor X, more or less. The X-Force has a long list of agents and a developing roster, which leaves us with questions and anticipation on which X-Force members will appear on the Deadpool sequel.
Some of the most notable and more permanent members of the X-Force that we can expect to come straight to the Deadpool sequel from the Marvel universe are Cable, Boomer, Cannonball, Domino, and Warpath. Wolverine also joined the X-Force at some point, during the Messiah Complex crossover.
And, of course, the Deadpool sequel reeks of Cable. We’ve had a good dose of Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (although she is rather difficult to place in the universe, since the movie toyed very much with her supposed character,) so we’re expecting more appearances from other mutants, such as Cable himself. Two things that point to Cable’s confirmed casting in the Deadpool sequel: that if Reynolds mentioned the X-Force, Cable being the head of the X-Force means he will be getting a lot of attention, and during the Deadpool post-credits scene, Deadpool did confirm Cable will certainly make an appearance.
Cable is a familiar name in the X-Men comics, appearing first in New Mutant #87. Cable even pre-dates Deadpool’s appearance in the comics, only bringing about the appearance of Deadpool after Cable and Domino create the X-Force. Cable is a character that has come to and from the future and the past, and has teamed up with Deadpool in certain occasions. Cable is also a character intertwined heavily with the Avengers plot, so his appearance in the Deadpool sequel could certainly weave the Avengers arc into the Deadpool storyline.
Who could play Cable in Deadpool 2?Movie Pilot has a long list of pitches, from David Anders to Liam Neeson, but Stephen Lang is certainly creating quite an audience for himself, going to Twitter to amass support for him as the future Cable.
The Deadpool sequel could take some time before it goes back to the screen, but at least we are appeased for now that our new favorite “superhero” will, indeed, return.
— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) February 9, 2016
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