Deadpool was a massive success, and fans have been clamoring for news regarding the sequel and eventual X-Force film. In a recent interview with Collider, the writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, discussed the topic.
RHETT REESE: “There is a responsibility we have to the X-Force universe, and I do think we will not disappoint the fans going into Deadpool 2 and then setting up X-Force and beyond.”
PAUL WERNICK: “We never want to let the tail wag the dog. We want to tell the best Deadpool story we can. But I do think we have a responsibility to think about a larger universe in the way that Marvel does and start to put pieces in place. Some of these movies feel overstuffed and almost choking with the need to set up eighteen different things that pay off down the road, and we want to avoid that responsibility to the extent that it hurts us. We want to hint at things, we want to plan some characters, and we want to make some nods, but we’re very, very cognizant about making sure that Deadpool is above all a Deadpool movie.”
REESE: “Its purpose is not to set up X-Force. It will likely set up X-Force, but the drive of the movie won’t be our eyes on Movie 3.”
Although it’s always fun to have a plan or eventual destination for a film franchise, it’s most important to take it movie by movie and ensure the highest possible quality.
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Deadpool 2 releases in theaters on January 12, 2018.