Deadpool 2 has run into some major snags, including the loss of director Tim Miller and its composer Junkie XL. But now, with production about to begin, the film's writers have let slip that two much-loved characters from the first movie will be making a return visit.

Collider is reporting that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick said definitively that Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus will definitively "be in the sequel." Wernick admitted, "They'll at least make an appearance." 

We also know that Cable will play a big role. So how many characters are going to be in this flick? Reese and Wernick's full conversation with Collider drops on Friday, so presumably we'll find out more then. 

Fans of the series were of course thrilled at the news.