When a film pulls in $757 million at the box office against a budget of just $58 million the way that Deadpool did, a sequel is inevitable. And we all know that a Deadpool 2 film is in the cards. Star Ryan Reynolds has admitted as, as have writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. So confident was the studio in the film that they started work on that sequel before the first film hit theaters. And now, 20th Century Fox is ready to admit that a sequel is in the works.
Fox co-chairman Stacey Snider made the announcement at CinemaCon today, confirming that Reynolds, director Tim Miller and “[t]he entire creative team” are returning.
Given the film’s post-credit scene, we know that the Deadpool team are looking to bring popular X-Men comic book franchise character Cable, a time traveling mutant hero from the future, into the fold. Cable’s character is a mainstay in the X-Force comics, which Fox is also developing for the big screen. An appearance in Deadpool 2 could be seen by the studio as a way to generate interest for that latter project.
There was no announcement for a release date for Deadpool 2, but it is not hard to think that the studio would like to get it into theaters as quick as possible.