'Deadpool' sequel confirmed; Ryan Reynolds reprises wiscracking superhero role


Apr 15, 2016 11:58:40 IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds is officially on board to suit up again for a Deadpool sequel.

Two months after the Marvel superhero movie hit cinemas, bosses at 20th Century Fox confirmed they are already working on a follow-up for the blockbuster hit during an appearance at Las Vegas CinemaCon, said the Hollywood Reporter.

Ryan Reynolds in 'Deadpool'

Ryan Reynolds in 'Deadpool'

In addition to Reynolds returning as the titular homicidal mercenary, aka Wade Wilson, director Tim Miller will be back, as well as original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who will pen the new script.

It is currently unclear whether Reynolds co-stars Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller and Karan Soni will reprise their roles for the second installment.

Deadpool proved to be a killer hit upon its release, grossing USD 760 million worldwide to date, making it the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time.

The news of the sequel confirmation will be warmly welcomed by fans of the popular comic book character, after waiting for years for the standalone Deadpool movie to emerge.

Ryan Reynolds recently won the Best Comedic Performance nod at the MTV Movie Awards for Deadpool. He made it a point to thank all the fans who made the film happen, after it was stuck for over 10 years.

Deadpool released to widespread critical acclaim this year, with reviews hailing it as the end of the Dark Knight era and also a reinvention of the superhero genre itself.

The film rebooted the career of its leading man, Ryan Reynolds, whose box office stock took a severe beating after the critical and commercial failure of his previous superhero film — Green Lantern.

Updated Date: Apr 15, 2016 11:58:40 IST