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'Deadpool 2' News & Updates: Everything We Know So Far

By JENALYN AGUILAR , Aug 06, 2016 05:40 AM EDT
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The blockbuster world of superhero movies welcomed the first "Deadpool" film early this year with massive earnings and overwhelmingly positive reviews. The announcement of its sequel, which is slated to come out on 2018, is not a surprise since its gigantic success made fans crave for more of the smart-mouthed anti-hero.

When asked during a Television Critics Association panel on what to expect from "Deadpool 2," "X-Men" writer and producer Simon Kinberg provided some information.

"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," he said. 

He did not elaborate further nor revealed any new details about the upcoming film.

The post-credits scene from the first "Deadpool" has provided its audience a teaser of a new character that will join the sequel, and that is the gun-toting mutant Cable.

"There's a lot about Cable's history that I like because he's so intertwined with the world of the X-Men" Director Tim Miller told IGN.

"And I think Deadpool needs a straight man. Cable is the ultimate, archetypal, silent, strong and cynical warrior, which Deadpool is not," he added.

The casting of Cable sparked casting rumors, but Simon Kinberg confirmed that no one has been given the role yet. To date, only Ryan Reynolds has been officially announced. Kinberg will have the same role in Deadpool 2 as the producer while Tim Miller will stay as the upcoming movie's director. The tandem of Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are returning to write the script. With this being said, it looks like the upcoming movie will once more feature a strategic formula - with Reynold's magnificent performance, destructive action and all that rough humor. 

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