Deadpool was a massive hit when it arrived in theaters last year even becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film ever. Everybody knew the film would have a sequel… The Merc With a Mouth even told us so in the Ferris Beuler’s Day Off post-credits scene. What we didn’t know was who was going to be making a cameo. Other than the obvious name drop for Cable, it was anyone’s guess as to which X-Man (or X-Woman) might pop in for some comic hilarity. Now we know the answer, and it’s not surprising to find out that the next Deadpool flick will be lacking in support from Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.
In a recent interview with Collider, Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation) spoke about the prospect of including more X-Men characters in the film. We have already seen Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (The coolest name in the Marvel Universe) in the first film so people wanted to know what to expect in the sequel. Here’s what the pair had to say:
“You kinda don’t want a Ferrari in Deadpool unless it’s for a real purpose in the sense that Deadpool is a gritty, grimy, smaller thing, with characters you aren’t as familiar with. It’s a little bit like lovable losers. It’s not the A-list of superheroes, necessarily. … The occasional cameo or appearance by an A-list type person could be really funny and/or dramatic. So we have an eye open for those things, but we don’t want to just put people in it because we can now, if that makes sense.”
This is a good move for the team who already brought us an amazing entry into the Deadpool franchise. Of course, this doesn’t mean that nobody else from the X-Universe will be stopping by for some chimichangas. It has been rumored that Domino may make an appearance. Casting rumors have seen the names of stars like Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and Swiss Army Man) and Lizzy Caplan (Now You See Me, 127 Hours, and Hot Tub Time Machine) thrown about, but nothing has been confirmed. No doubt fans… and Ryan Reynolds himself would love to see our favorite Canadian mutant drop by for some fun, but any information on whether or not Logan will be making an appearance has been a closely guarded secret.
A recent Instagram post by Reynolds has put the possibility of former James Bond star, Pierce Brosnan, as a possible contender to play Cable, but like most details about this film, little has been confirmed.
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Regardless of confirmations moving forward, the upcoming Deadpool sequel has a lot to live up to. Since the first film’s director, Tim Miller, won’t be returning, replacement and relative newcomer to directing, David Leitch (John Wick as unaccredited co-director) has his work cut out for him. Fortunately, the success of the first film should provide the budget and creative control necessary to ensure the fans are treated to the best sequel possible.