A ‘Deadpool’ Sequel Is Confirmed

A 'Deadpool' Sequel Is Confirmed

Deadpool 2 is officially in the works, with star Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller returning to the fold. The sequel was confirmed on Thursday at CinemaCon by Fox co-chairman Stacey Snider.

Fox said that the entire creative team behind the 2016 R-rated superhero blockbuster will be back, with original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick handling script duties.

“We don’t want $150 million to go make the next movie; that’s not Deadpool,” Wernick said earlier this year. “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.”

Of course, as soon as Deadpool started smashing records at the box office a sequel was a given. The first film grossed $757.3 million globally, making it the highest grossing R-rated film in history at the worldwide box office, pushing The Matrix Reloaded ($742 million) down to the number 2 spot. It was also a big win for Reynolds’ career, who was still fighting off bad press from film flops like RIPD and Green Lantern.

CinemaCon is an annual exhibition trade show, unfolding this week in Las Vegas. Fox also unveiled footage from the latest Ice Age sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Independence Day: Resurgence.

A release date for the sequel was not been announced.

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