Sequel to Upcoming Deadpool Movie is Under Discussion

"You hope that it's the first of many."


The big screen adaptation of Marvel's Deadpool comics may not arrive until next year, but the sequel is already under discussion. In an interview with the Collider, writer/producer Simon Kinberg explained that a second Deadpool movie was very much under consideration.

"We certainly are talking about the sequel," he said. "We were talking about the sequel while we were making the movie, because when you make a film like this that's from a serialized source material, you hope that it's the first of many."

"We're all feeling really proud of it, so hopefully before it comes out we will be well into the process of figuring out a sequel," Kinberg added.

Deadpool is one of the Marvel properties owned by Fox, and it sits within their X-Men movie universe. The comic book, about a violent, wise-cracking antihero with superhuman healing powers, is known for its dark, irreverent tone, and Kinberg confirms that this is very much the approach that has been taken for the film version.

"I have seen a rough cut of Deadpool and it's fantastic. It delivers on the promise of the trailer. We really committed and leaned into it being R-rated. It's just darker and edgier and weirder in the best way--like Deadpool should be--than any other movie in the genre."

Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, and T. J. Miller, and arrives in theaters in 2016.

Elsewhere, in an interview with MTV News, Kinberg addressed the critical and commercial failure of this summer's superhero flop Fantastic Four, a film he also produced.

"I was obviously disappointed," he admits. "I was most disappointed that fans didn't like it. I care more about them than I do anyone else. But I haven't done a full deep dive on it. Do I think it was unfairly treated? I don't know.

"I do believe there is a great Fantastic Four movie that we've made with that cast. So I'm gonna figure out what that is. I'd like that to happen."

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