The majority of us were blown away by Deadpool at the beginning of the year and it was no surprise that Fox announced a sequel literally in the end-credits-scene of the film. Producer of the ‘X-Men’ universe Simon Kinberg recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the second film…
“The goal for us when we sat down and started talking about it was it needs to be as provocative and startling as the first film which means it can’t just be a continuation of the first film. It has tonally and stylistically be as fresh and original. That’s a big challenge especially because they had 10 years to gestate on the first movie and we don’t have that kind of time on the second movie. That’s the biggest mandate going into on the second film: to not make it bigger. We have to resist the temptation to make it bigger in scale and scope, which is normally what you do when you have a surprise hit movie. But actually stay true to the tenets of it’s the tone and the style and the humor that make it so special — it’s not the explosions and the special effects.”
When it comes to comic book movies, bigger doesn’t always mean better. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was on a much smaller scale than Avengers: Assembled and Avengers: Age of Ultron but arguably could be seen as better or en par with either films. It’s already great to hear that the budget for Deadpool 2 is going to be similar to the first movie and everything that Kinberg is saying about it being fresh and original sounds good to us. Even though it will be fresh and orgininal, Ryan Reynolds is still heavily involved in the creative side of the movie and he will do his best to give us another great ‘Deadpool’ film.