Though it's far from a done deal just yet -- and the first flick still has months to go before its release -- the folks at Fox are so high on upcoming film "Deadpool" that plans for a sequel are already in motion.

That's the word from super producer Simon Kinberg, the man behind the massively popular "X-Men" franchise, who's also producing "Deadpool." In an interview with Collider, Kinberg chatted about the long-awaited big screen debut of a standalone movie about the Merc with a Mouth, and how it would set itself apart from its fellow superhero (and mutant) brethren with its dark tone (and yes, R rating).

But the key part of the conversation hinged on "Deadpool 2," and while Kinberg noted that nothing was set in stone just yet, and conversations about a sequel were simply preliminary at this point, the producer seemed cautiously optimistic that it would indeed come to fruition.

"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," Kinberg told Collider. "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."

As for what that sequel entails, Kinberg said that it will most likely include comics character Cable, though he acknowledged that such talk was "genuinely premature," and could change. Still, it's good to know that producers have a plan for a potential "Deadpool" franchise, and their hard work and effort will hopefully show in "Deadpool" itself.

The Ryan Reynolds flick hits theaters on February 4, 2016.

[via: Collider]