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Update From ‘DEADPOOL 2’ Writers

March 27, 2017

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While writers duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are currently promoting their new film, Life, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds, there’s no denial that questions will be asked regarding DEADPOOL 2. The two of them spoke with THR and discussed the influence that they have for the upcoming sequel. They also have talk about an idea regarding Hugh Jackman’s cameo in the film.

Reese explains that having no specific release date of 2018 helps them for 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. 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.” 

What about Jackman’s cameo?

“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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