Deadpool 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are continuing to open up about the highly-anticipated 20th Century Fox sequel. Now they’re speaking about how they hope the sequel rivals the first film, and tease more mutant appearances.
“I think we definitely kept our sights on the sequels that have succeeded, because there have been sequels like Godfather Part 2 and The Road Warrior… Aliens,” Reese responded, as his writing partner Paul Wernick chimed in with Austin Powers. “I would say Spider-Man 2, X-Men 2 I enjoyed more than the first…so there are definitely examples of sequels that either equal or surpass the first, and that’s what we’re trying to keep our eye on, because we don’t want to be accused of making a sequel that is not nearly as good as the first–there are plenty of examples of those. So it’s just about quality control and making sure you don’t settle and making sure you strike new ground but also tap into what was successful about the first one. It’s a fine line. I hope we can write it. We’re doing it both with Zombieland 2 and Deadpool 2 and good Lord willing, maybe even a Life 2. We’re not against sequels, as long as there’s an interesting, compelling reason to tell more story that does involve more than just dollar signs.”
They then spoke about if we’d see any more obscure X-Men characters like Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
“Yeah, Cable and Domino grabbed the headlines on Deadpool,” Reese told us, “But there are definitely some more obscure characters that people know or that real diehards know that will be in there just by virtue of we need a new villain, and we need some new good guys to compliment (Deadpool), but it is growing. Of course, it will be all about the lunacy that is Deadpool himself.”
I’m glad to hear we’ll get to see more mutants appear, obscure or not. The one thing a lot of recent X-Men films have been lacking (like Logan, Deadpool, and The Wolverine), is the “X-Men” feeling. While Origins: Wolverine was a terrible film, it at least had a bunch of fun mutant appearances. These films need to find the balance between too little and too much when it comes to including mutants, and you’d think they’d have figured it out by now.