Deadpool 2 was confirmed as something that will be coming eventually as far back as February, when the Hollywood Reporter reported that Fox is already working on the sequel. Things are progressing, according to producer Simon Kinberg, who also produced the first film in addition to a number of other Marvel titles including: X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fantastic Four, and X-Men: Apocalypse.
In a video interview shared by Collider this week, Kinberg said, “We certainly know that we’re making Deadpool 2. We know that we’re making [the] Wolverine movie right now. We want to make a new Mutants movie. We’re really, really serious about making a Gambit movie and figuring out what the next X-Men movie’s going to be, which is all that I can tell you.”
Asked specifically about Deadpool 2 development, Kinberg said, “The guys — [Paul] Wernick and [Rhett] Reese — are working on the script. We hope to have a script very soon.”
“We hope to shoot the movie sometime at the beginning of next year,” he said.
Asked if they’ll be going back to Vancouver to do so, he said that he doesn’t know. Kinberg also spoke vaguely about work on the coming Wolverine movie, the show Legion, and Luna Park, which he has been attached to for years.
The plot of Deadpool 2 is still a mystery, but the presence of Marvel character Cable has been confirmed. Reese and director Tim Miller recently spoke about casting the character. IGN shared these comments from the two:
“There’s a lot about Cable’s history that I like because he’s so intertwined with the world of the X-Men… Why he was put together with Deadpool – other than that he was in a comic that wasn’t selling well and Deadpool was in a comic that wasn’t selling well so they put them together – it’s the same reason we had Colossus; he’s a straight man. And I think Deadpool needs a straight man. Cable is the ultimate, archetypal, silent, strong and cynical warrior, which Deadpool is not.”
As for what they are looking for in the actor that lands the part, screenwriter Rhett Reese said “Strength, gravitas, a purposefulness that Deadpool doesn’t have. Deadpool’s kind of got ADD, and we think of Cable as someone who locks onto something and is going to get that thing solved no matter what.”
Actor Ryan Reynolds will of course return as the titular character for Deadpool 2. According to CinemaBlend, some names that have been thrown around in relation to the Cable role include Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Keira Knightley, Stephen Lang, and Jon Hamm, who was suggested by Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld. That’s not to say that any of these options are being seriously considered.
Deadpool made an appearance in a new Japanese trailer for X-Men Apocalypse, which IO9 directs us to.
The first Deadpool movie opened in Japan his month, which explains the character’s presence in the trailer above.
Despite getting a U.S. release back in February and a DVD/Blu-ray release in May, Deadpool remained steadily in the headlines throughout the past month. The Inquisitr tackled subjects including the involvement of filmmakers James Cameron and David Fincher, an interesting deleted scene, and questions around Ryan Reynolds’ nude scene, not to mention the actor’s “masturbation trilogy,” which of course includes Deadpool.
To date, Deadpool has grossed $778,617,348 worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. It will be interesting to see if Deadpool 2 can match its success. There’s little question that at the very least, it will have a huge opening weekend.
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