Following the very successful reception of Ryan Reynolds’ R-rated Deadpool, fans have begun looking forward to the sequel with eager anticipation. Although the film has yet to be given a release date, the script has already begun to be written after 20th Century Fox approved the film. Deadpool differed greatly than any other comic book film seen before and broke many box office records, leading to fans, and even 20th Century Fox, wanting a sequel as soon as possible.
During a recent interview at the Saturn Awards, executive producer Simon Kinberg provided an update on the status of the highly anticipated sequel:
“The guys, [Paul] Wernick and [Rhett] Reese, are working on the script, and we hope to have a script very soon. We hope to shoot the movie sometime at the beginning of next year.”
During the same interview, Kinberg also spoke on the somewhat disappointing result of his latest film, X-Men: Apocalypse, in the box office, especially in comparison to the studio’s other recent films:
“The truth is Days of Future Past is sort of an outlier for an X-Men movie. We’d never made more than $500 million before, and Days was kind of like our Avengers, where we brought this sort of mega-cast together. We hoped this movie would do the same as Days of Future Past, but we had a feeling that maybe it would, maybe it wouldn’t. It’s a different kind of film than Days of Future Past.”
After Deadpool‘s great success, 20th Century Fox is now much less hesitant in making R rated comic book movies, which includes the upcoming Wolverine film which will be rated R. The film is currently filming in New Orleans, and there is a great deal of secrecy surrounding the film. Kinberg also addressed this during the same interview, saying:
“I can only tell you that it’s going extremely well and that’s about all I will tell you about it. We want it to be discovered the way that we used to watch movies a long time ago when you didn’t know everything about them before you went to go see them. I think that’s just the reality of the world now. We know photos are going to get out, and we also hope or know that people are savvy enough to know that the photos they see that are candids or paparazzi shots are different than what it look like through the camera, so we just live with it.”
Wolverine 3 will premiere in theaters on March 2nd of next year, followed by the untitled Deadpool sequel which will most likely arrive in theaters in 2018.