With both Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller all but set for a return, fans are understandably eager to learn more of how the sequel is shaping up, particularly when it comes to the casting of musclebound baddie, Cable.
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Now, while speaking in an extended interview with Collider, Miller offered a status report on Deadpool 2, revealing that the writers are still whipping the script into shape. Plus, it’s all but certain he’ll return at the helm to direct:
“I’m going to do Deadpool 2. Barring an unforeseen accident, I will be doing Deadpool 2. The writers have been working on the script…The script comes first. You’ve got to get that.”
When quizzed about Fox’s X-Force ensemble movie, which will seemingly arrive tethered with an R-rating, Miller cautioned that, while the initial plan is to commit to the R-rating, economics and other red tape will invariably impact the studio’s final decision.
“I’ll just say I’d like it to be an R-rated movie, but I’ve always been very realistic. We’re not making fine art here. This is commerce. So if for some reason there was a story that needed to be bigger and needed to be at a certain budget, and it didn’t warrant an R-rated budget, although it’s harder to make that argument now after Deadpool, but let’s say we were saying it before Deadpool came out; I understand that. I’m not one of those directors who goes ‘I want it because I want it!’ and ‘It should be because I think it should be!’ There’s economics at work here, and I would like it to be R-rated.”
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