It’s been a great day for Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds. Earlier reports said that Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively, are expecting their second child. And today the big news is here, Deadpool 2 is coming.
According to USA Today, 20th Century Fox co-chair Stacey Snider announce the long-expected news officially at the CinemaCon on Thursday, and confirmed the reports that Reynolds, director Tim Miller and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will be returning for the follow-up to their hugely successful R-rated superhero movie.
“We have really exciting news to share: the entire creative team, including director Tim Miller and producer Ryan Reynolds, are hard at work on a Deadpool sequel, “Snider said in a statement, via the 9News.
To date, the first Deadpool movie has grossed around $760 million globally, making it the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time. In US alone, it made a massive $132 million.
Snider claimed that the story of the “one-of-a-kind anti-hero/superhero” was a box-office smash hit for 2016, and that the film garnered widespread acclaim for its edgy approach to the superhero movie business. Snider called it “a true paradigm-shifter” in the superhero movie business.
No release date and detailed information for the new movie was revealed, not even a word on what the sequel’s storyline will be.
Reynolds has long discussed his desire to build a franchise around Deadpool with collaborative screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The Deadpool 2 is in no way surprising, given that film has raked in around $750 million at the box office and cost only $58 million to make, making Deadpool a top contender for the title for this year’s most profitable film.
CinemaCon is an annual global event for theatre owners, attracting attendees from more than 80 countries. Since making its debut in 2011, CinemaCon has grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture industry. The event is held at Caesar Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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