“Deadpool” scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been out and about doing press for their sci-fi film “Life” which opened this past week.
In a new interview with THR, they confirm that the “Deadpool” sequel doesn’t have a set date as yet and spoke about how it has helped the process of writing the film. Reese says:
“We’re very close to a draft that we’ll go off and shoot in a couple of months and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We don’t want to put the cart before the horse, and often times with release dates that happens.
You end up racing and you end up being forced to do something you’re not happy with and the great thing about Deadpool is we spent a career trying to duck other movies…. I think in most cases, people are going to have to duck us. Fox is probably going to be able to drop that thing on a date and everyone else is going to scatter, because no one will want to come out the same weekend.
The fact that Deadpool came out in February and did as well as it did, and you are seeing similarly the summer [movie season] start earlier in March, and movies succeed in October and so the date to us doesn’t mean as much as it used to. I think the studio feels the same way. We just want to make the best movie possible and Deadpool will find an audience, we feel at this point.”
While Hugh Jackman is done with playing Wolverine in the X-Men films, the trade asked the scribes if Jackman might cameo as himself in the film to which Reese responded:
“Oh my gosh, that’s one we haven’t heard. That’s not a bad idea. I like that. Deadpool lives in a world where Hugh Jackman is out there. He’s got the People’s Sexiest Man Alive cover that he staples to his forehead in the first movie, so maybe he could meet Hugh as Hugh. That would be really funny.”
Fox has three release dates set aside for Fox & Marvel projects next year, “Deadpool 2” could occupy any of them at this point in time.