When John Wick director David Leitch signed on the dotted line for the sequel to Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds and Marvel breathed a huge sigh of relief as the project to follow on the Merc with the Mouth comes to fruition. After the star of the show did the media rounds for the Golden Globes, it was left to writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese to talk about the sequel that is sure to generate a lot of buzz in the coming months.
As the R-rated feature poked fun at itself for not having the huge ensemble of names that an X-Men movie would, his sidekicks via Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus were universally popular to play off Reynolds' humor well.
The good news for fans of those characters is that there is plenty more to come.
Shoot This Year Likely With Appearances Confirmed
While the writers might not come across as being completely in sync for their chat with the press about their plans, the truth would come out eventually.
"I can’t say how much they are…" replied Wernick to whether or not Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead will be coming back. "I think we can say. Yeah, they’ll be in the sequel," retorted Reese. "Yeah, they’ll make at least an appearance," admitted Wernick.
Bringing aboard a new director, is there a chance that the sequel will be more of a stand alone than a continuation of what went before?
"It’ll be a solo movie," outlined Reese. "It’ll be populated with a lot of characters, but it is still Deadpool’s movie, this next one. We’re pushing forward very hard. I think by every account we will shoot it this year, and we’re on our multiple draft now. It’s taken different twists and turns, but it’s really coalescing, and we’re very, very excited. We’re a little nervous, because now we feel like we have to live up to the first movie, but at the same time, we have to have faith, and we have an extreme passion still."
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As reports confirmed this week that Cable would be included, Wernick discussed the rationale behind holding him back one feature.
"We were like the athlete who guarantees victory before the game," explained the co-writer. "It’s a world that’s so rich and we always thought Cable should be in the sequel. There was always debate whether to put him in the original, and it felt like we needed to set up Deadpool and create his world first, and then bring those characters into his world in the next one."
Linking up later for a Facebook Q&A, Wernick also confirmed the reprisal of a certain someone.
"I would say that the relationship between Dopinder (the cab driver) and Deadpool was the most fun for me. I love that relationship and I love that character. And he’ll be in the sequel.”