Deadpool is a very self-aware superhero movie that often breaks the forth wall to talk at the audience. And it never stands above itself, always well-aware of its own genre. That idea and concept will be taken to new heights in the upcoming Deadpool 2. And while the sequel may not directly take on what is happening in pop culture at this very moment, it will address the idea of sequels, going out of its way to spoof and comment on them. Especially what they do wrong so often. Speaking with /film, X-Men producer Simon Kinberg had this to say about the impending follow-up to this year's blockbuster release.
"I think Deadpool 2 will comment on anything that's happening in movies today especially in superhero movies. The sort of glut or saturation of these movies and the proliferation of sequels is definitely something we'll play around with."
The original Deadpool was directed by Tim Miller, and arrived in theaters with an R-rating, going onto become one of this year's surprise smash hits. The Marvel superhero adventure stars Ryan Reynolds, who will return as the Merc with the Mouth. It didn't take 20th Century Fox long to green light a sequel. And the announcement didn't surprise anyone. It has been confirmed that the sequel will begin filming in early 2017 with a proposed 2018 release date expected to be announced any day now.
No plot details have been revealed. Except that we know X-Force leader Cable will be introduced. This was revealed during Deadpool's post-credit scene, which itself was a spoof of Ferris Bueller. It has been said in the past by the filmmakers that Deadpool 2 isn't going to go 'bigger'. It will still be a somewhat low budget affair. Though what that means, we're no so sure just yet. producer Simon Kinberg isn't ready to divulge any real key plot points at this time.
It does sound like Deadpool 2 will continue with its traditional wave of self-aware humor and fourth-wall breaks. And it will most definitely be Rated R. We can expect the violence and carnage to be pushed to the limits, but the big bad villain probably won't be someone like Apocalypse or Thanos, out to destroy the universe. It sounds like, if anything, the villain may be more low key than anything we've seen yet in the superhero genre.
It is interesting to note that newcomer Cable is a time traveling Mutant, which opens up the box for Deadpool to not only comment on the wonky timeline of the current X-Men franchise, which was forever changed in X-Men: Days of Future Past. It could open up an avenue for Deadpool to even revisit X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which introduced Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool for the first time in a movie. Which would all play into the spoofing of superhero movies while taking shots at the X-Men series at the same time. We're sure we'll hear more about the movie soon, as pre-production starts to heat up. In the interview, Kinberg confirms that Cable is not yet cast.