While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick confirmed that the highly anticipated Deadpool sequel has yet to receive an official release date, but they admit that this has helped them when it comes to writing the film.
"We’re very close to a draft that we’ll go off and shoot in a couple of months and we couldn’t be more thrilled," Reese revealed. "We don’t want to put the cart before the horse, and often times with release dates that happens."
"You end up racing and you end up being forced to do something you’re not happy with and the great thing about Deadpool is we spent a career trying to duck other movies…. I think in most cases, people are going to have to duck us. Fox is probably going to be able to drop that thing on a date and everyone else is going to scatter, because no one will want to come out the same weekend."
"The fact that Deadpool came out in February and did as well as it did, and you are seeing similarly the summer [movie season] start earlier in March, and movies succeed in October and so the date to us doesn’t mean as much as it used to. I think the studio feels the same way. We just want to make the best movie possible and Deadpool will find an audience, we feel at this point."
The trade then went on to ask the duo what the odds were that Hugh Jackman could make a cameo in Deadpool 2 - despite being recently finished with the role of Wolverine.
"Oh my gosh, that’s one we haven’t heard. That’s not a bad idea. I like that. Deadpool lives in a world where Hugh Jackman is out there. He’s got the People’s Sexiest Man Alive cover that he staples to his forehead in the first movie, so maybe he could meet Hugh as Hugh. That would be really funny."
Fox currently has three release dates set aside for Marvel projects in 2018.
Could Deadpool 2 end up occupying one of those spots?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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