In the wake of the film’s Producers Guild nomination for Best Picture, “Deadpool” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick spoke to Deadline this week about the satirical superhero film’s Oscar chances.
Naturally talk of the currently in development sequel came up, and Reese says that the film will still very much be a solo movie as opposed to one setting up other films like an “X-Force” feature in the near future:
“Yeah, it’ll be a solo movie. 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, and as long as we have passion still, and it’s not a mercenary, venal play, which we don’t think this is, I think we’ll be in good shape.”
Wernick also spoke about the iconic mutant Cable who will join Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool onscreen, a role that has already had numerous actors linked. He says:
“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.”
“Deadpool 2” is set to film this year for a 2018 release. David Leitch helms while Reynolds is again serving as a producer alongside Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.