Deadpool 2, the sequel to the highest ever grossing R film of all time, Deadpool is set to begin filming in early 2017, according to producer Simon Kinberg.
Speaking ahead of the Saturn Awards, this year held in California, Kinberg said: “The guys, [screenwriters Paul]Wernick and Rhett [Reese], are working on the script, and we hope to have the script very soon.” He added: “we hope to shoot the movie some time at the beginning of next year.”
The film, which starred Ryan Reynolds in the titular role, alongside Game of Thrones’ Ed Skrein, Homeland’s Morena Baccarin and Silicon Valley star TJ Miller, was critically acclaimed for sticking to the character’s roots by including explicit language, extreme violence and nudity. A sequel was greenlit just days after the film was released worldwide.
Reynolds previously told IG: “I never want to play another comic book character again; Deadpool, I would like to play for the rest of my life – that’d be fun.” And it appears the Merc with the Mouth may get at least one more outing, with a release in 2018 being muted. This has not yet been confirmed.
Deadpool 2 will star Ryan Reynolds and is set to begin filming early next year. Watch the trailer for the first film below: