It took actor Ryan Reynolds a long time and lot of hard work to finally bring his vision of Deadpool, Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth, to the big screen (we don’t talk about Origins). But now that Reynolds managed to get Deadpool made, he’s really excited about making, like, at least three more.
The Playlist caught up with the writers behind the R-rated superhero smash, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, and they shared some of the Deadpool team’s lofty hopes for the future of the franchise and that much-talked about Wolverine crossover.
“It would be amazing to have Hugh [Jackman] resurrect Wolverine in the Deadpool universe, and again, Ryan’s making a hard push to make that happen, and hopefully the public gets behind it and we can all convince Hugh to put the claws on one more time,” Wernick said.
Although such a crossover is far from guaranteed — Jackman has said Logan will be his final outing as the iconic mutant — Reese says Jackman’s involvement would open up a lot of possible sequel ideas.
“If you’re looking at Deadpool 2, if you’re looking at X-Force, if you’re looking at Deadpool 3, there’s not necessarily room for [another] team-up movie,” he said, listing off the upcoming entries that are more of a sure thing, although anything after the first sequel is still just talk at this point.
“I think it does create real scheduling and universe issues and something that could be ironed out, but it would need to be ironed out,” he continued. “I don’t think any of us operated under the assumption that it would be even possible to do a Deadpool/Wolverine thing, so we just haven’t planned for it. It’s still not in the plan, but if it were to happen, it would require a hard look at the overall architecture of our storylines.”
So there you have it. Everyone involved with Deadpool really wants to make a lot more Deadpool movies. That’s probably because they love the character so much but also probably because Deadpool made $360 million off of a $58 million budget.