A lot of fans like to think that their favorite movies came out of perfect, conflict-free little ovens. That the filmmakers knew they had gold from day one and went on their merry little ways to success. While last year’s Deadpool was the ultimate underdog story, a lot of fans still were under the impression that the ones behind the camera got along like in a happy fairy tale. Given the departure of director Tim Miller from the sequel, that’s clearly no longer the case. No matter how great the film, chances are they went through strenuous rewrites, and that those developing had pretty heated arguments.
As such, it should come as no surprise that Deadpool 2 has brought on Drew Goddard to help out with some of the rewrites. There’s likely a knee-jerk reaction from fans to lash out against this news. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were the two geniuses behind the first one, and letting anyone else into the process feels like it’s watering down the purity, right? Well, Ryan Reynolds went on to Twitter to clarify that writers Reese and Wernick were still very much in the process, and continue to be the beating heart of the film.
So to those worried they were being shoved out of the process á la Tim Miller, rest assured that they will still be involved in the process.
Let’s now turn our attention to Drew Goddard himself. In the world of screenwriting, you can certainly do a hell of a lot worse than him for a rewrite. This is a man who got his start on TV alongside Joss Whedon, and went on to pen the script for Cloverfield. From there, he co-wrote and directed Cabin in the Woods, co-wrote World War Z, wrote The Martian, and went on to create the Daredevil TV series for Netflix. Needless to say, he’s a great talent that will do well for the Deadpool 2 script. Let’s not forget that Reese and Wernick had a good six years to get that first one right. Considering how much faster they need to turn this bad boy around, it’s not a bad idea to bring someone in to give a third party perspective.
Are you excited to see what Goddard is able to bring to the table for this Deadpool 2 rewrite? Let us know in the comments down below.