While Deadpool had a long and arduous road to get to the silver screen, it seems the path towards a sequel might not be quite as clear as everyone would have hoped.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of the original film, are still hard at work penning the script, but they’ve added another writer: Drew Goddard. Though, rather than panic at the addition of another writer (too many cooks, and so forth), perhaps excitement is the better reaction. For a character that prides himself on being against the grain and outrageous, you probably couldn’t have hired a better writer.
Goddard wrote The Cabin In The Woods, the incredibly meta horror film that’s already developed a huge cult following, while he also helped bring Netflix’s Daredevil to life, while penning The Martian and Cloverfield. If he can bring the kind of off-the-wall originality he infused The Cabin Of The Woods with, and combine it with the charm of Daredevil, the Deadpool sequel will improve on the original.
The three writers have been working closely with star, Ryan Reynolds, so hopefully the hands on approach works and the four can come up with ideas more original than cramming in a hundred pop culture references (fifty should be enough).
The film is aiming to begin filming this summer, with John Wick co-director, David Leitch, taking over from Tim Miller.