Deadpool isn’t even out in theaters yet, but a sequel has already been greenlit.
The Marvel film starring Ryan Reynolds is set to make big bucks at the box office when it’s released this Friday (Feb. 12), and so the studio has already decided to start working on a script for the sequel.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote Deadpool, are writing the script for a follow-up, which has already been greenlighted, insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter.
The fact that a sequel is in the works should not be a surprise at this point. Deadpool is tracking to open to at least $65 million over the upcoming four-day holiday weekend, with some estimates pointing north of $70 million.
Tim Miller directed Deadpool and although is he has not signed on to helm the sequel, Fox is intent on keeping the creative team together.