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DEADPOOL 2 (2018): Writers Provide Update On Sequel

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Deadpool 2 Writers Rhett Reese And Paul Wernick Offer Update On Film

Zombieland co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick talk about what’s going on with Deadpool 2 and why the movie has no specific release date.

Given the monumental success of the first Deadpool film, it was only a matter of time before 20th Century Fox set to work on making a follow-up. Indeed, the studio has already started pre-production work on the project and set it for release sometime in 2018 but, curiously, has not specified exactly when.

According to Reese and Wernick, the reason for this is that it gives them the freedom to pen the best possible script they can come up with. Comparing setting a release date first and then writing a script to “put[ting] the cart before the horse”, the two writers expressed their pleasure at having the rare opportunity to write their screenplay without having to fret over meeting unreasonable deadlines. This strategy appears to have paid off, as they claim that they are already “very close” to finishing a draft and shooting it.

Per, the source of this story:

Since he’s done playing Wolverine, it was suggested that Hugh Jackman could cameo as himself in the film instead. Reese reacted by saying, “Oh my gosh, that’s one we haven’t heard. That’s not a bad idea. I like that. Deadpool lives in a world where Hugh Jackman is out there. He’s got the People’s Sexiest Man Alive cover that he staples to his forehead in the first movie, so maybe he could meet Hugh as Hugh. That would be really funny.”

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