Following the financial and critical success of Deadpool, fans are now looking towards the sequel to the Merc with a Mouth’s feature film debut. Of course, with that success comes the belief that the sequel will no longer have the budgetary or creative restraints a reluctant 20th Century Fox imposed on the first film. In an interview with Collider, Deadpool 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick discussed their philosophy on including appearances from X-Men characters now that Merc with a Mouth has proven to be a valuable member of the film series.
When asked if the success of the first film had lifted any limitations on which X-Men characters they could include in the sequel, Reese and Wernick explained the benefits of using lesser-known characters.
“Is it too freeing? Cause you kinda don’t want a Ferrari in Deadpool unless it’s for a real purpose in the sense that Deadpool is a gritty, grimy, smaller thing, with characters you aren’t as familiar with. It’s a little bit like lovable losers. It’s not the A-list of superheroes, necessarily.”
Of course, the writing team have not completely closed the door on an appearance from one of the big X-Men names.
“The occasional cameo or appearance by an A-list type person could be really funny and/or dramatic. So we have an eye open for those things, but we don’t want to just put people in it because we can now, if that makes sense.”
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Directed by David Leitch and starring Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 is scheduled to be released in theaters on January 12th, 2018.