Award season is here, and because of that, Deadpool has been under the spotlight with everyone keeping an eye on the franchise. Sadly, it didn’t any awards at the Golden Globes, but Ryan Reynolds did make the news when he and former Spider-Man star, Andrew Garfield, shared a kiss when Ryan Gosling won the award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy – the same category that Reynolds was nominated in for his work in Deadpool. There are plenty of questions being asked about the sequel and one of them is if the film will still be a solo film to which the writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, reassured fans that it will be despite the news of numerous well-known characters being in the film.
One of those well-known characters is, of course, Cable. He alone has been considered for a stand alone film. So it’s no wonder why people have been questioning the direction of the film. How can you have two major characters in one movie? While the answer isn’t clear, Reese and Wernick, have both said it will be a “solo” film.
It happens all the time in the comics. Other characters will crossover into other titles. So why can’t it happen in the movies? You just have to make sure the writers remember to maintain a focus on Deadpool. It’s easier said than done though. Luckily, this superhero film is about one person rather than a team like X-Men or Guardians Of The Galaxy. The two writers have also gone on to reassure fans that the second film will not be a departure from the first in regards to humor and style. However, with David Leitch taking over for Tim Miller, the second film could see an improvement in it’s action sequences. In case you didn’t know, Leitch co-directed Jon Wick, which was a superb action film which starred Keanu Reeves.
“Yeah, it’ll be a solo movie. It’ll be populated with a lot of characters, but it is still Deadpool’s movie, this next one. We’re pushing forward very hard. I think by every account we will shoot it this year, and we’re on our multiple draft now. It’s taken different twists and turns, but it’s really coalescing, and we’re very, very excited. We’re a little nervous, because now we feel like we have to live up to the first movie, but at the same time, we have to have faith, and we have an extreme passion still, and as long as we have passion still, and it’s not a mercenary, venal play, which we don’t think this is, I think we’ll be in good shape.”