Deadpool Sequel Greenlit
It's learned three days before the Deadpool movie is officially to be released that a sequel is already in the works.
THR reports Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote Deadpool, are returing to write the script for a follow-up.
It's expected director Tim Miller will be back, and of course Ryan Reynolds will return as the Merc With A Mouth.
Deadpool is currently tracking for a $60-70 million opening four-day weekend, which would surpass the movie's budget of around $50 million.
Ryan Reynolds recently stated more Deadpool movies are his priority as is an X-Force flick.
"Deadpool" has a February 12, 2016 release directed by Tim Miller starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, TJ Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Copycat and Ed Skrein as Ajax.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.