Deadpool opened early this year with record breaking numbers for an R-rated superhero film. The movie was able to make $778.6 million on a $58 million budget. After these figures were released, the sequel was confirmed, with the anti-hero himself even announcing it to the audience in the movie’s post-credits scene.
According to sources retrieved by The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox is already eager for more action from Deadpool, and has given Deadpool 2 the green light behind closed doors. Ryan Reynolds will be back in the titular role, and the trade says that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will be taking care of the screenplay.
If the trade’s sources are correct, that’s three big and important names being brought back for Deadpool 2. But the big question mark of the moment seems to be surrounding director Tim Miller. The filmmaker signed on to make the first Deadpool movie all the way back in April 2011, but apparently is not contracted for a follow-up. That being said, the report says that Fox is eager to keep the four key players together, so Miller will probably be back in the director’s chair again.
Rumors are also circulating that Blake Lively, Reynold’s wife, is the newest addition to the cast of “Deadpool 2”. According to reports, Lively might become the new love interest of Reynolds in the “Deadpool” sequel.
Though nothing is confirmed as of yet, fans are convinced that Blake Lively will be joining Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool 2” especially after revealing that she is not comfortable seeing her husband doing a love scene for everyone to see, Celeb Dirty Laundry reported.
Now, fans cannot help but speculate that Blake Lively would get involved in “Deadpool 2” so she could monitor her husband, Ryan Reynolds. Aside from that, most viewers have also expressed their desire of seeing Blake Lively together with Ryan Reynolds in one movie as the actress can match up the sweetness and playfulness of her husband on screen.
Though this could be true, it is important note that these “Deadpool 2” reports remain unconfirmed as of this writing. Hence, fans should take everything with a grain of salt until proven true.
Meanwhile, Inquistr has reported that everything is going well in the pre-production stage of the “Deadpool 2” movie. Reports have it that the script for the much-awaited sequel is now complete and filming could start anytime soon.
“Deadpool 2” producer Simon Kinberg has even expressed that the movie production will kick off in January 2017. However, he divulged that the setting for the sequel has not been finalized until now. Hence, it remains to be seen if the team would go back to Vancouver to shoot.
Aside from Blake Lively, another character who is said to be joining the the film is Mel Gibson. According to reports, the actor-director has offered to portray the role of Cable, who is Deadpool’s sidekick.
Aside from the “Passion of Christ” actor, Jon Hamm, Dolph Lundgren and Stephen Lang have also expressed their interest in playing as Ryan Reynolds’ sidekick in the sequel. However, the proposals are not earnestly deliberated until now.
“Deadpool 2” is expected to hit theatres in 2018
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