Though Fox was reportedly developing a sequel to "Deadpool" months before the offbeat superhero flick even opened, the studio has now officially confirmed that plans for "Deadpool 2" are indeed a go, and the entire original creative team will return for the follow-up.

Speaking at a panel at CinemaCon on Thursday, Fox brass revealed that titular star Ryan Reynolds would be back in his signature red and black suit, and director Tim Miller would once again call the shots behind the camera. "Deadpool" screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are also penning the script again.

The move was a no-brainer for the studio, since "Deadpool" defied box office odds to become the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, and broke a bunch of other records along the way. It didn't hurt that the flick was a critical and fan favorite, too, and Reynolds himself was front and center in a hands-on, goofy publicity campaign that engaged with audiences on a personal (and pretty hilarious) level. Fox is no doubt hoping for more of the same on the second go-round.

Last fall, "Deadpool" producer Simon Kinberg teased that comic character Cable would feature prominently in a potential "Deadpool 2," and that appears to still be the case. No other plot details have been revealed just yet, though, and there's no official production timetable.

Stay tuned for more intel as it becomes available.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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