Ryan Reynolds is still putting maximum effort into "Deadpool." He just told Entertainment Weekly -- which named him Entertainer of the Year -- that they are currently in the development stage for "Deadpool 2," but "we're about to move into production."
When asked previously about the director change, Reynolds simply told The Hollywood Reporter, "Ultimately, everything is on track, that's all that matters at the moment."
He had more to say on the subject to EW, praising both Miller and Leitch:
On Tim Miller: "There is not a human being on Earth that worked harder on 'Deadpool' than Tim. He's an incredibly, incredibly talented director."
On Davd Leitch: "Everybody was just a fan of his work. He's just a guy who's so muscular with his action. He also really understands those 'Deadpool' sensibilities and where we need to take the franchise from here. And I love 'John Wick.' One of the things that David Leitch does that very few filmmakers can do these days is they can make a movie on an ultra tight minimal budget look like it was shot for 10-15 times what it cost."
There's certainly something to be said for creative use of funds, but why would "Deadpool 2" really need someone who can work on "an ultra tight minimal budget"? Didn't this thing make half a mint? Show it all the money.
Anyway, Reynolds added that they are still casting for Cable and "looking at" Domino as another "Deadpool 2" character. One guy who is ready to return is T.J. Miller as Wade Wilson's buddy Weasel. Here's what Miller recently told Cinema Blend:
"I have been talking with Ryan Reynolds and the writers, and they're really excited about ['Deadpool 2']. I think, for me, I just want Weasel to wield a gun, at one point. But there's more fun stuff coming."
"Deadpool 2" is currently aiming for release in January 2018.
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Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable -- a genetically enhanced soldier from the future -- Deadpool realizes that he'll need some help saving the boy from such a superior enemy. He soon joins forces with Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino and other powerful mutants to protect young Russell from Cable and his advanced weaponry. Read More