‘Deadpool’ was one of the biggest hits of last year, so a sequel was a no brainer but surprisingly that has been a bumpier road than one might expect. Tim Miller, who directed the first film, departed the sequel after creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds. That turned out just to be a temporary setback, as ‘John Wick’ co-helmer David Leitch stepped in rather quickly.
Perhaps the biggest obstacle facing ‘Deadpool 2’ right now is the fact that the role of Cable hasn’t been cast. Deadpool himself announced that the mutant cyborg from the future would be in the sequel in a post-credits stinger in the first movie. Kyle Chandler was rumored to be up for the role, but it appears that that was just a rumor.
But things are starting to fall into place and production is set to begin this summer in order to hit theaters on March 2, 2018, but Reynolds cautions that he is in no hurry to rush the sequel.
While speaking to MTV at the Golden Globe awards, he said:
“We’re still working on it. We’re not going to start until we’re ready.”
Reynolds was on hand at the awards show where he was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy and ‘Deadpool’ was up for Best Picture, Musical or Comedy. Unfortunately, they both got steamrolled by ‘La La Land’.
But remarkably, this raunchy action flick has won several awards, including Best Fight and Best Comedic Performance at the MTV Movie Awards and Best Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.
It’s probably a good sign that Reynolds is cautious about moving forward. The first movie took about five years to get made, but audiences would probably agree that it was worth it.
What do you think? Are you worried about ‘Deadpool 2’ making its release date? Who would you like to see play Cable?