This is not surprising at all. When Deadpool was finally released in February it took over the world in a way no one really expected. Not only was it successful with the fans but the critics also loved it and it dominated the box office. It wasn’t surprising when a sequel was confirmed in April but after X-Men: Apocalypse wasn’t as well received critically or financially it’s not surprising that they are pushing Deadpool 2 ahead. Producer Simon Kinberg recently spoke to Collider about the sequel, the third Wolverine movie, and more.
“The guys, (Paul) Wernick and (Rhett) Rheese are working on the script and we hope to have a script very soon…we hope to shoot the movie sometime in the beginning of next year,” Kinberg said.
As far as X-Men: Apocalypse numbers are concerned Kinberg says that he believes Fox is happy with the numbers.
“I think [Fox] are happy. The truth is Days of Future Past was sort of an outlier for an X-Men movie; we never made more than $500 million before. And ‘Days’ was sort of our ‘Avengers,’ where we brought this mega cast together,” Kinberg said. “So we hoped [X-Men: Apocalypse] would do the same as Days of Future Past, we had a feeling, maybe it would, maybe it wouldn’t. It’s a different kind of film than Days of Future Past.”
This might be Kinberg trying to placate a situation that 20th Century Fox isn’t happy about but perhaps they believe that Deadpool evens everything out. Kinberg was also asked about what is next for the studio as far as movies go but he couldn’t confirm anything but he did shed some light on the troubled Gambit movie.
“I’m thinking about all those things, that’s all I can tell you. We certainly know we’re making Deadpool 2, we know we’re making the Wolverine movie now, we wanna make a New Mutants movie, we’re really, really serious about making the Gambit movie,” he said.
Gambit has been delayed again but it appears to be a passion project for star Channing Tatum much in the way Deadpool was for Ryan Reynolds. Kinberg also had a few things to say about the final Wolverine movie and how this may be the final appearence for star Hugh Jackman.
“I can tell you that it’s going extremely well, and that’s all I will tell you about it,” he said. “We really want it [whether this is Jackman’s final movie] to be discovered, the way we used to watch movies when you didn’t know anything about them when you went to see them.”
There has been no release date for Deadpool 2 and the only thing we know about it is that Cable will make an appearance. The untitled Wolverine movie is currently filming and is slated for a March 2, 2017 release date. X-Men: Apocalypse is out in theaters now and Deadpool is available on home release.