In a recent interview with IGN, Deadpool 2 screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick opened up about working on the next chapter of Marvel’s Deadpool according to Geek Tyrant. They talked about working with the new director David Leitch, Zazie Beetz’s casting as Domino and what Cable’s inclusion means for the sequel.
The first film was directed by Tim Miller who gave Deadpool its unique tone but Reese is full of praise for David Leitch’s approach:
It’s been phenomenal, David has his own, you know, point of view that’s different from Tim’s. He comes into a situation obviously where there already exists a tone and a style, so he’s going to stay pretty close to that, I think. But at the same time, he brings a new approach and it’s enlivened us definitely to try new things and to do things a little bit different from the first Deadpool. Not drastically, but enough that you get the sense that it’s coming from a slightly different team.
We love Tim Miller to death, we also love Dave now. I think you’ll be very satisfied with what we’re cooking up. We are loving our script right now, and the direction that it’s headed. So I think audiences hopefully will be pleased.
No one could argue with the merits of a fresh perspective on a sequel, and after seeing what David Leitch did with John Wick, his leadership of the project is certainly something to get excited about.
As for the surprise casting of Zazie Beetz in the role of Domino, Reese had this to say:
Well, you know, it’s tough to say. There’s this very wonderful alchemy that happens when an actor starts to read the lines that we came up with. She just really sparked, and it really just flew off the screen. I think that we now will be able to write with her voice in mind more, which always helps too. So yeah, I think you’re right, it’s a very exciting casting choice and we think it’s going to pay off.
Paul Wernick added:
And she, you know, in the read and in the test she went toe-to-toe with Ryan and that’s not an easy task, he’s such a brilliant actor. She kept face with him and that’s reason enough to see how that plays out over the course of the next movie and franchise.
Finally, while we still wait to hear who will play the role of Cable, Wernick appeared keen to emphasize that the involvement of Cable and several other characters will not turn Deadpool 2 into a “team movie”:
Well again, it will entirely be a Deadpool movie, and these characters we introduce will have to come into that world and it will be our task to have them not overtake it.
Deadpool 2 starts shooting later this year and the plan is for it to be released in 2018. Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Reynolds, Brianna Hildebrand, Zazie Beetz and Karan Soni.
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