In news that should surprise pretty much no one given the current state associated with superhero studio videos, a Deadpool sequel has already been in the works, with Fox reportedly offering the Merc With a Mouth’s follow-up the green light just before his first solitary outing even visitors theaters. Box office checking for the R-rated superhero film indicates that it’s planning to perform pretty well, in addition to early word-of-mouth from advertising screenings has been fairly positive (though the movie is far more divisive among experts).
THR reports that Last century Fox has given Deadpool 2 a certified green light, using Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick currently at work on the screenplay for the sequel. Only yesterday, we discovered that Ryan Reynolds’ next get of business is getting your X-Force movie off the ground, along with a Deadpool sequel could very well help him do that by simply introducing fellow downline — particularly Cable, to whom Reynolds has said he’d like to put in the sequel.
Deadpool looks to open at around $65 million over the upcoming weekend (which includes the holiday with Monday), and if packed areas at early promotional screenings are any suggestion, it could be a little more. The road at my local assessment last week was longer than any line I’d seen at that movie theater for any other video — including other super hero movies — and many people were turned away.
As THR likewise notes, Deadpool is an exciting exception in the studio room system, as Reese as well as Wernick were on board in the early (and easily “leaked”) test footage right through to the finished video, on which they were also given executive developer credits. That’s kind of a big deal considering that many studio films (specially superhero films, and more especially projects which are deemed this hazardous) tend to cycle through several screenwriters and breezes before landing using a screenplay that’s in essence stitched together, Frankenstein-style.
Again, this specific isn’t really shocking news, but it’s news nonetheless and may have fans connected with Deadpool feeling pretty stoked right about now.