While Tim Miller’s highly anticipated Deadpool movie doesn’t come out for another five months, it looks like 20th Century Fox is so happy with an early cut of the film that they’re already talking about a sequel!
In an interview with Collider, producer Simon Kinberg revealed that he’s seen an early cut of the Deadpool film, which he described as “Fantastic”. He also praised the film for how weird and unique it is compared to other superhero movies.
“I have seen a rough cut of Deadpool and it’s fantastic. It’s a really good movie. It delivers on the promise of the trailer… We really committed and leaned into it being R-rated. It’s just darker and edgier and weirder in the best way—like Deadpool should be—than any other movie in the genre.”
Kinberg also confirmed that they’ve been discussing about a possible Deadpool follow-up ever since they started working on the film.
“We certainly are talking about the sequel—we were talking about the sequel while we were making the movie just because when you make a film like this that’s from a serialized source material, you hope that it’s the first of many… But yeah [Fox is] feeling good about it, we’re all feeling really proud of it, so hopefully before it comes out we will be well into the process of figuring out a sequel.”
One of the characters that fans always wanted to see in the big screen next to the Merc with the Mouth is Cable. When asked about the chances of seeing the character in the sequel, Kinberg said:
“It’s certainly come up because he’s such a big character in the world. And it’s a character that I’ve always wanted to do in one form or another, we talked about Cable actually in Days of Future Past at one point. But yeah we’re in such the early stages of sequel talk it would be genuinely premature for me to say whether or not he was gonna be in it.”
Deadpool hits theaters on February 12, 2016.