During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick claimed that no one will want to compete with Deadpool 2 during its opening weekend. This doesn’t seem like a brag on their parts as they’re very confident that the film can succeed whenever it comes out, and they have strong backing from FOX. Here’s what Reese had to say when he was asked when the film would release.
We don’t want to put the cart before the horse, and often times with release dates that happens. You end up racing and you end up being forced to do something you’re not happy with and the great thing about Deadpool is we spent a career trying to duck other movies. “How do we get off the release date of this or that?” I think in most cases, people are going to have to duck us. Fox is probably going to be able to drop that thing on a date and everyone else is going to scatter, because no one will want to come out the same weekend … our feeling is it’s all about the movie. The fact that Deadpool came out in February and did as well as it did, and you are seeing similarly the summer [movie season] start earlier in March, and movies succeed in October and so the date to us doesn’t mean as much as it used to. I think the studio feels the same way. We just want to make the best movie possible and Deadpool will find an audience, we feel at this point.”
This statement comes after the fact that original director Tim Miller had left the sequel over creative differences. Weeks after, John Wick and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch swooped in and got the gig. This statement seems like a vote of confidence on everyone’s part and this bodes well for fans.
Deadpool 2 doesn’t have a release date as of yet, but if you need more content from screenwriting duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, you can go see Life which came out this weekend. You can check out our review here.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter