Deadpool Sequel Will Not Have X-Men Sized Budget


by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer

After the mind-blowing success that Deadpool had this past week (and the tease of a certain character coming in for the next installment), you’d figure that FOX would want to make the next film a huge thing. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. According to writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick the next film should follow the gameplan of the first.

In an interview with Collider the writers talked about what made Deadpool a hit. Reese espoused on why it should be other characters living in DP’s world when it’s a Deadpool movie:

I think there’s a real conceptual difference between taking other characters and big things and bringing them into Deadpool’s reasonably small, gritty world and the opposite, taking Deadpool and placing him among big ensembles who are fighting aliens or in the future where he and Cable are doing something in the future. I think if Cable and Deadpool team up, it will likely be in Deadpool’s world. That allows us to control that budgetary thing a little more; I don’t think we’re gonna see Deadpool and Cable on some far-flung planet 300 years from now because I just feel like that’s gonna be expensive, A, and will also take away from the relatability of Deadpool. I think at this stage in the game it’s about taking other people and dropping them into this reasonably insular, gritty, urban, dark world of Deadpool.

This is how it should be. If the Merc With A Mouth goes and gets himself involved in an X-Men movie, then it should be balls-to-the-wall craziness. But the fun of seeing other characters visit a Deadpool film is the fish-out-of-water scenario you’d get out of it.

Wernick then talked about why a big box offcie now doesn’t equate to a huge budget for the next film:

We don’t want $150 million to go make the next movie, that’s not Deadpool. Deadpool doesn’t lift cities up into the air or battle aliens coming down to earth, that’s just not Deadpool. So we’re happy in that little small budget range that they have us in; we don’t wanna blow this next one out.

Let’s just hope they keep it as low-key as they hope, so that director Tim Miller isn’t pulling his hair out trying to make this on a (relatively) shoestring budget. While Miller showed that he can make the best of a bad situation (like when FOX cut a chunk from the budget and he had to work around that by re-working some of the action pieces) it would be nice if he had as much money as he needs to make his vision come to life.

But as long as Ryan Reynolds comes back to crack wise and bust skulls I think the fans will be more than happy to put down their cash to see the actor don the red and black again.

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