Earlier today we brought you some comments from Simon Kinberg suggesting he’s trying to “figure out” the sequel to this year’s superhero flop Fantastic Four [see here], and now he’s been talking to Collider about another potential sequel – this time to February’s X-Men spinoff Deadpool.
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“I have seen a rough cut of Deadpool and it’s fantastic,” states Kinberg. “It’s a really good movie. It delivers on the promise of the trailer. We certainly are talking about the sequel. But yeah, [Fox is] feeling good about it, we’re all feeling really proud of it, so hopefully before it comes out we will be well into the process of figuring out a sequel.”
Asked whether Cable could join Deadpool in the follow-up, Kinberg responded that: “It’s certainly come up because he’s such a big character in the world. And it’s a character that I’ve always wanted to do in one form or another, we talked about Cable actually in Days of Future Past at one point. But yeah we’re in such the early stages of sequel talk it would be genuinely premature for me to say whether or not he was gonna be in it.”
As it happens, there have been rumours that Fox could swap out Fantastic Four 2’s June 9th 2017 release date for Deadpool 2, which certainly wouldn’t be much of a surprise given the reception towards Fantastic Four.
Deadpool is set for release on February 5th 2016 in the UK and February 12th 2016 in the States. Reynolds and Miller will share the screen with Morena Baccarin (Gotham) as Copycat, Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) as Angel Dust, Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones) as Ajax, Andre Tricoteux (Seventh Son) as Colossus, Leslie Uggams (Roots) as Blind Al and newcomer Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead.