It’s always difficult to tell what the actual status of a movie is. As film fans, we all tend to wish the best for these productions, but more often than not, either because of the studio or the talent involved, we may grow to doubt whether the film will hit theaters in a timely manner, or if it’ll be any good. As has been reported extensively at LRM Online, Ben Affleck’s The Batman is a movie that falls solidly under that “worrisome” category, despite quotes stating otherwise, and more recently, Deadpool 2’s shooting status was called into question when actor/producer Ryan Reynolds said they weren’t “going to start until we’re ready.”
Not unlike Affleck’s comments regarding The Batman, you get the distinct impression Reynolds is pretty much saying “yeah, calm down, we got it. Get off our tails,” which is an understandable response, all things considered. In essence, it seemed like Reynolds wanted to make sure the story was right before he made any promises to the press on when the thing would start shooting. On the heels of the original Deadpool director, Tim Miller, leaving the project, this seemed to raise more doubts regarding this superhero sequel.
Luckily for us, Reynolds wasn’t the only one involved in the project being interviewed. Speaking to Deadline, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick confirmed that the scope of the film will fittingly be focused on Deadpool himself, and also expressed the intent for the movie to be shot this year.
"Yeah, it’ll be a solo movie. It’ll be populated with a lot of characters, but it is still Deadpool’s movie, this next one. We’re pushing forward very hard. I think by every account we will shoot it this year, and we’re on our multiple draft now. It’s taken different twists and turns, but it’s really coalescing, and we’re very, very excited. We’re a little nervous, because now we feel like we have to live up to the first movie, but at the same time, we have to have faith, and we have an extreme passion still, and as long as we have passion still, and it’s not a mercenary, venal play, which we don’t think this is, I think we’ll be in good shape."
These are two of the guys who were almost as instrumental to the first film’s success as Reynolds and Miller, so it’s great to hear that they’re so optimistic about the film’s quality. Of course, none of us will get to see anything for some time, and until we do, we can only speculate as to the goings on behind the scenes.
Let’s just hope that Deadpool 2 will be just as fun an captivating as the original, and that they won’t rush this sequel out just for the sake of rushing it out.
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