We have a Deadpool 2 update from writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
We have a Deadpool 2 update from writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are currently out promoting their film Life, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds. Reese and Wernick spoke about the upcoming sequel to the R-rated superhero film in an interview with THR, discussing the influence that the lack of a specific release date has on their process. They also react to an idea about a way Hugh Jackman could cameo in the film. Note: The original article has major spoilers for Life, so read it at your own risk.
Reese explained that no specific release date outside of some time in 2018 helps the process of writing. “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,” he said. “We don’t want to put the cart before the horse, and often times with release dates that happens. 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.”
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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