Though the astronomical box office performance of the very R-rated Deadpool's currently got the industry pretty shook, the team behind one of 2016's early success stories remains super focused on doing justice to Wade Wilson's (also very R-rated) next chapter. With a wide variety of ideas being tossed around in the press (some of them by Deadpool himself), writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick decided to chop it up with Collider about their own hopes regarding a no-longer-theoretical Deadpool 2:
"I think if Cable and Deadpool team up, it will likely be in Deadpool’s world," Reese said when asked about Cable’s chances of sequel glory. "That allows us to control that budgetary thing a little more. I don’t think we’re gonna see Deadpool and Cable on some far-flung planet 300 years from now because I just feel like that’s gonna be expensive [and] will also take away from the relatability of Deadpool." Reese also mentioned the inherent difficulty of getting too wrapped up in the X-Men universe, given the complicated timeline and general PG-13ness:
"You’d have to have him pushing the edge of that PG-13 harder than any character in it because he does need to feel out of place in a PG-13 movie, if that makes sense. But I could see Deadpool very easily commenting on the fact that, ‘Suddenly I’m trapped in a PG-13, there’s certain things I can’t do around here.’ That could be fun for us. We get to break rules like that."
Doubling down on that budget desire, Wernick insisted that the $58 million budget of the first Deadpool film is a perfectly reasonable sum of money to pull off the sequel. "We don’t want $150 million to go make the next movie," Wernick said. "That’s not Deadpool." Of course, as noted by Collider, this interview was recorded before Deadpool's aforementioned box office domination had been officially confirmed.
Though work on Deadpool 2 is obviously still in its infancy stages, Wernick and Reese already have a pretty clear idea of what they (and, presumably, audiences) would like to see more of in the sequel. "There’s so much zaniness that I think just having a clear throughline, a pretty simple story, not a ton of plot twists or weird things you have to try to figure out or understand, makes you able to just have fun with all that zaniness that you throw on top of it," Reese revealed. "I think we learned keep it simple, keep it zany, go ahead and break the rules in all the ways that Deadpool does."
Stay filthy, Deadpool.