The rumours are true. A “Deadpool” sequel has been confirmed.
20th Century Fox co-chairman Stacey Snider said at CinemaCon on Thursday (14th April) that the “Merc With a Mouth” will be back in “Deadpool 2” with star Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller returning to the fold.
— CinemaCon (@CinemaCon) April 14, 2016
In fact, along with the main peeps, the entire creative team behind the superhero blockbuster will be back, with original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick returning to pen the sequel’s script.
It’s not entirely surprising that Fox greenlit a sequel, as “Deadpool” is the biggest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, having earned $745.7 million worldwide. But it certainly is a cause for celebration for director Tim Miller, who made his feature film directorial debut with “Deadpool”. The film also helped reinvigorate Ryan Reynolds’ career and shot him to superhero stardom.
The official synopsis for “Deadpool” is as follows:
“Wade Wilson (played by Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (played by Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (played by Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.”
As the sequel is still in the early stages of planning, no further details have been revealed. It’s important to note, however, that Tim Miller had openly discussed the possibility of including the character Cable if a “Deadpool 2” ever happens.
Cinema Blend quoted him as saying, “There aren’t really many definitive Deadpool villains, apart from Cable. If we don’t put Cable in ‘Deadpool 2’ I think we’ll be run out of town on a rail.”
In case you don’t know who the incredibly powerful Cable is, he’s the son of X-Men’s Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Madelyne Pryor (Jean Grey’s clone).
Although born in the present, he was sent forward in time, but traveled back to the present day as an adult to prevent his apocalyptic future he was raised in from ever occurring. He and Deadpool first crossed paths in New Mutants #98 when Deadpool was hired to kill him.
Now, we wait for more “Deadpool 2” news e.g. film date, locations, casting, teasers, etc. Meanwhile, get to know the heroes and villains of Marvel’s “Deadpool” here.