Between confirmation of a sequel hatching over at Fox and Ryan Reynold’s labelling X-Force a priority, it’s been a busy fortnight in the Deadpool universe – and that’s before the Merc With a Mouth has his theatrical bow in North America tomorrow.
In fact, had things panned out differently before Tim Miller arrived at a final cut, Kane of X-Force may have featured in the director’s standalone flick. But rather than ruminating on what could have been, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are keen to push ahead and expand the scope of Fox’s budding new universe.
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Word comes by way of HeyUGuys, where Reese and Wernick reaffirmed plans to include Cable in the Deadpool sequel.
“Yes, absolutely. I think those are characters who are near and dear to Deadpool fan’s hearts and characters we would like to explore down the line if we’re so fortunate to have sequels. Cable is one that we will absolutely visit if we’re allowed to keep moving forward with multiple movies. We’ve always wanted to honour the fans first, so the fan’s favourite characters, that mean a lot to them, we will take a long, hard look at moving forward.”
It’s no secret that Ryan Reynolds wants to play the gun-toting mercenary indefinitely, and he may very well anchor Fox’s X-Force ensemble piece based on the early buzz surrounding Tim Miller’s film. According to Wernick, the goal now is to move “in to more of an ensemble piece is something we would cherish. X-Force is beloved and we love it, and Deadpool is centric to that world, and we’d love to bring an X-Force movie into the X Universe.”
Deadpool lands in theaters in North America tomorrow, February 12. To see what we thought of it, be sure to read our glowing review.