Deadpool became a phenomenon and now everybody wants to see more of the Merc with the Mouth. Deadpool 2 starts production in the summer, and the filmmakers are trying the best they can to make the best movie possible. One of the screenwriters, Rhett Reese, said this movie is going to be so big that other movies will have to adjust their schedules to no directly compete with it.
Me running to the Deadpool 2 premiere
“We don’t want to put the cart before the horse, and often times with release dates that happens,” said Reese. “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. “How do we get off the release date of this or that?” 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 … our feeling is it’s all about the movie. 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.”
His statement is definitely accurate. Deadpool became the biggest Fox X-Men film ever, with over $783.1 million worldwide. Who knew that a February R-rated raunchy action comedy would be Fox’s biggest superhero movie? This shows that Deadpool can do big numbers no matter which time of year it is in. Whether Deadpool 2 releases in July or January, it’s still going to be a huge movie.
Reese said that the script is almost done, and they are going to shoot in a couple of months.
“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.”
Yet there’s still no official announcement for Cable. Brad Pitt? Michael Shannon? David Harbour?
Deadpool 2 is expected to release sometime in 2018.