Remember that bit at the end of one of the eleven Deadpool 2 trailers, where DP and his buddy Weasel are talking about how the sequel lives up to hype so much so that they probably won’t make a third installment? And then DP says, “Yeah, why would they? Stop at 2, ya killed it!” And we all laughed?
Well, maybe that wasn’t a joke after all.
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly recently, Reynolds got very candid about future solo installments for the Merc with the Mouth, which wouldn’t necessarily include a Deadpool 3:
“I don’t know that there would be a Deadpool 3. I really don’t,” said Reynolds. “I feel like the character, in order for him to function properly within his own universe, you need to take everything away from him. I don’t think that you can keep doing that.”
After working so hard to bring Deadpool back from the void of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, scoring huge with 2016’s R-rated surprise hit, and now tracking in the $150 opening weekend range for the sequel, it’s hard to imagine the character would just disappear though. And Reynolds did offer a few ideas about DP’s cinematic future.
“I do see him as being a part of X-Force, obviously. I would love to see him in a team-up sort of thing, like a mano a mano or a great female character from the X-Men universe," said Reynolds. "I just think if you’re going to do another Deadpool solo film, you’ve got to really, like, get that budget down to nothing and just swing for the fences, and break all kinds of weird barriers, and do stuff that no one else can do.”
He then goes on to muse that doing a Deadpool Sundance film wouldn’t be out of the question, imagining all the “unexpected places” they could go. Perhaps something like the Deadpool version of Call Me By Your Name, as suggested by the interviewer, a critically lauded little movie about homosexual awakening starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.
Humor is obviously a huge part of what makes Deadpool so popular, but another part is still the action. So while we would no doubt watch Deadpool’s version of any Sundance film, it’s also good to know that Drew Goddard is writing and then directing an X-Force movie for Fox. And we're assuming Reynolds' DP will be a big part of that grand adventure too.
Deadpool 2 opens gloriously wide on May 18. Where do you think the character should go next?