Deadpool is out now in cinemas and I think we can all agree it has been a huge success, a sequel was already announced but some fans are concerned that Fox will ramp up the budget. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are currently working on the script for Deadpool 2, in a recent interview the duo wanted to assure fans that the sequel will still be in the low budget bracket.
“I think there’s a real conceptual difference between taking other characters and big things and bringing them into Deadpool’s reasonably small, gritty world and the opposite, taking Deadpool and placing him among big ensembles who are fighting aliens or in the future where he and Cable are doing something in the future. I think if Cable and Deadpool team up, it will likely be in Deadpool’s world. That allows us to control that budgetary thing a little more; I don’t think we’re gonna see Deadpool and Cable on some far-flung planet 300 years from now because I just feel like that’s gonna be expensive, A, and will also take away from the relatability of Deadpool. I think at this stage in the game it’s about taking other people and dropping them into this reasonably insular, gritty, urban, dark world of Deadpool.”
“We don’t want $150 million to go make the next movie, that’s not Deadpool. Deadpool doesn’t lift cities up into the air or battle aliens coming down to earth, that’s just not Deadpool. So we’re happy in that little small budget range that they have us in; we don’t wanna blow this next one out.”
While Deadpool exists within the X-Men universe we shouldn’t expect to see many of the well known characters from that franchise to show up.
“It’s a legal list but it’s also a creative list, because X-Men: Apocalypse has plans, they have plans for future X-Men movies, and we also have timeline issues. We have actors who are now playing the parts who are a younger generation, we have the older actors—where does Deadpool’s timeline fit in with the others? These are all things that Simon Kinberg worries about for the moment instead of us. Colossus was easy to do because he’s chrome and there was no live-action actor playing him, Negasonic was easy to do because she’s a very minor character, but if you start talking about Professor X or Beast you do start running into timeline issues and we’re gonna need guidelines on that.”
It is tempting to want to see Professor X show up and go R-Rated on us, but that might be a step too far. Or is it? I’m still holding out hope that Hugh Jackman agrees to keep eating chicken and working out to team-up with Reynolds for X-Force, now that would be something. Avatar villain Stephen Lang took to Twitter in order to register his interest in nabbing the role of Cable, we’ll have to wait and see if he’s successful.